August 29, 2007
World's best plane
It's the Limited Edition CT-14 Foxtail Shoulder Plane (above) from Bridge City Tool Works.
Wired magazine reviewed it in its new (September 2007) issue as follows.
- Just Plane Perfect
You scrutinize the joinery on your $30 bookshelf, but when was the last time you built something? The CT-14 might actually seduce your creativity — both through its aesthetics and its function. Not only is the thing freakin' sexy, but it also likes to be held. The ergonomic grip minimizes fatigue, and blade adjustment requires no tools at all (a first): Just turn the wheel. Nearly every part of the plane is machined to within 0.005-inch tolerance, which is more than you can say for that birdhouse you're building.
Each plane is signed by the designer, John Economaki.
August 29, 2007 at 01:01 PM | Permalink
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I've seen wonderful joinery done with the meanest of tools, and I've seen expensive tools sit idle or being used to produce something I could have bought better from Ikea. I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to imagine what my thoughts are for a £400 rabbetplane. My elderly Record does the job very nicely and can be had second hand for £20 or so.
Posted by: Skipweasel | Sep 2, 2007 2:09:50 PM
The original Stanley C-2 is the preferred plane for this hobby: http://www.oysterbamboo.com/bamboo-fly-rods-classes.html
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Aug 30, 2007 8:44:50 AM
Posted by: Bob Vila | Aug 29, 2007 2:48:14 PM
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