This form does not yet contain any fields.
    « Claudia Fritz is my new hero. | Main | Shaping the arching with a finger plane »
    Friday
    Dec162011

    Handplane as Art 2

    I am passionate about my tools, in a way that - it escapes reason.  I came across this photo of an Italian eighteen century plane.  The carving around the mouth, the inlays tell quite a beautiful story.  This is a shooting plane, and it was used to join boards or plates as well as for flattening wide surfaces.  It is a specialized tool made by the user, and I can just imagine the satisfaction it must have delivered at work.  

    You may enjoy reading about hand plane maker Ron Brese and his art.

    PrintView Printer Friendly Version

    EmailEmail Article to Friend

    Reader Comments

    There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.

    My response is on my own website »
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    Post:
     
    Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>