Saturday, November 28, 2015

Honey, I Shrunk the Plane!

This tiny little fella is a Veritas miniature block plane. I’d been thinking about getting one for a while; mainly for shaving braces. It’s a real jewel of an item- steel investment cast body with stainless steel fittings.
You can appreciate the scale here, next to my Stanley 60 ½ plane.
It is without doubt very small, but I used it today for the first time on the heel of Youhei’s neck.  All of a sudden, planing a 45 x 20mm surface, it seems just the right size!
Whilst the French polish is hardening on Roland’s pair……

I’ve been working on the bindings and purfling on Youhei’s mandolin, the bindings are black walnut from the same piece of wood as the neck, so everything matches, and the red lines carry on the theme of the rosette.

And here's the tailpiece....



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