Wednesday, 2 January 2008

more stainless steel & Ebony

I have just completed the finishing touches on another A2ss. This one is 22-1/2" long and was quite different to build than its big brother. Working with the stainless was certainly more time consuming - but otherwise it felt very familiar - like the other 22-1/2" A2's I have built. It worked out wonderfully - here are a few quick pictures of the pair of jointers.

Oh, a few people have asked about the "green mallet" in the background. I will be commenting on it shortly - there is a great story behind it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


What a beautiful pair! Are the sides and sole stainless, or just the lever cap and adjuster?


3 January 2008 at 01:09  
Anonymous Michael R said...


You're killing me with these unbelievably beautiful planes!
I try not to look, really I do but it is no use. There is something about stainless steel that just drawers me to these creations of yours.



3 January 2008 at 11:28  
OpenID nrchris said...

Very nice looking.

I have two big chunks of lignum vitae that I must turn into mallets. My father has been pining for one for years so I bought enough stock to make him one in addition to mine. Or the other way around. At any rate, very nice wood to turn, love love the smell.

3 January 2008 at 11:40  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi Dan,

The sides and sole are 01 tool steel. The lever cap, lever cap screw, knurled adjuster and the button the cap iron screw threads into are all stainless steel.


3 January 2008 at 17:40  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi Michael,

Sorry for slaying you:) Glad you like the stainless and ebony combo... I have to say I am still quite taken with it myself. I spent the day roughing out Ebony... all destined for stainless planes.


3 January 2008 at 17:42  
Blogger Konrad said...


When you make the lignum mallets - I would love to see them. Mallets are one of those really under-rated tools. You really don't know what you are missing until you replace a crumby mallet with a really killer one... or you get a chance to try an awesome one and have to return home to the junker on your bench!


3 January 2008 at 17:47  

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