Round Bottom Plane – Prototype 2

Another round bottom plane finished and I have to say this design is a vast improvement, it’s only 1/2 an inch longer but it’s far more comfortable in the hand. The throat needs redesigning as I’m still not comfortable with the clearance for shavings, back to the drawing board on that one.

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These planes work very well but the design still need adjustments in some small areas. Finding a round bottom plane that’s in good condition, and can do the job I want these to do, is tough. You tend to have to compromise in some way, hence why I’ve started designing these. We shall see what the next instalment brings.