A6 Smoothing Plane
At last I have managed to find a little bit more time for another entry in my blog. For this entry I have decided use some old pictures of an A6 in the making as I have come across some pictures which could be useful. As usual there are a lot of gaps in the picture diary and so I will start with the project already under way. I feel sure that it will still provide some interest.
This A6 is one of the least copied planes around but is one of my personal favourites. This is the real smoother as this plane is never much more than 7-7 .5 inches in length as its only job was for surface finishing. This pattern is one of the most traditional, a fully handled infill plane.
I have been congratulated by many for introducing this informative blog as it shows how different my work is from other plane makers either historic or contemporary. There are good plane makers but I feel that my methods set me apart.
“The nicest things about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from “ Andres S Tannenbaum.
After all the profiling and dovetailing has been completed (this is the same process as with my other infill planes and has been documented elsewhere in these blogs), I can concentrate on the mouth and the frog. As you will see from the picture the mouth is slotted and the holes drilled in preparation for the frog riveting.