Saturday, 7 February 2015

Number One 1” Low-Slung Smoother

1” Low-slung smoother- 5 ½” long, 1” wide blade, 50° pitch, Gidgee infill

I had two weeks off in early January and it was a great time to get in the shop. No distractions, taking my morning coffee, opening my humble little shop and smelling freshly cut gidgee… I could get used to this! Here are a few more photos of the plane that I made in the time. Click on any image to enlarge.

This is my smallest low-slung smoother. I tweaked the shape a bit by introducing a four degree slope to the front of the plane. It felt more natural when shaping the front bun and I think the four degree slope gives this design a racier aesthetic. This effect will be more visible on the larger sizes of this style plane, as the rear infill of the plane stretches out. I am pretty confident that this will be the last change to the design. I am happy to say that this plane is sold and safely in the hands of its new owner overseas.