Friday, 20 September 2013

An awesome trio

Well over a year ago I cut into a really promising piece of wood.  The first cut is always the scariest - especially when the best cut should be right down the middle. 

Thankfully - it worked out quite well. I was able to get three planes from the piece - an infill set for an XSNo.4, a SNo.4 and a No.4 smoother. 


 The first plane is the XSNo.4 - 5-1/2" long with a 1-1/2" wide blade and a 52.5 degree bed angle.

I should also add that I have borrowed a friends camera to take these images. I am getting ready to buy a new one (which is long overdue) so pardon the learning curve with the new camera.

The rear infill has some of the most amazing grain.

The SNo.4 - 6-1/2" long, 1-3/4" wide blade and a 52.5 degree bed angle.

 The No.4 - 7-1/2" long, 2" wide blade and a 52.5 degree bed angle. 

Matching grain to the XSNo.4 in the rear infill of the No.4.

A few photos of the 3 to show the transition in sizes.

Next up will be a new prototype - a K4. 

Here is a shot of the piened together shell next to my XSNo.4. The goal with this plane is a true one handed plane. It is 4-1/2" long and has a 1-1/4" wide blade.  The french polishing is done - I just need to clean up the over polish on the steel sides. I will post photos very soon.


Blogger Kevin Brehon said...

I'm curious to see how the K-series style will mesh with a one handed grip...I'm sure you have some great ideas. As always, beautiful planes.

20 September 2013 at 18:57  
Blogger Steve Kirincich said...

Hi Konrad,
Is that desert ironwood? Beautiful as usual.


20 September 2013 at 19:44  
Blogger Jay Christian said...

Hi Konrad,
Beautiful set -- that wood is gorgeous!
Can't wait to see the shots of the finished K4.

21 September 2013 at 10:31  
Blogger Chris Bame said...

Nice set of planes Konrad. Some awesome Rosewood I'm guessing? Really interested in the K4
Cheers Chris

21 September 2013 at 22:29  
Blogger Konrad said...

HI Kevin,

I am pretty excited about the new K4. It was a tricky little plane to make for lots of different reasons. I hope the next blog entry will cover it.


23 September 2013 at 06:23  
Blogger Konrad said...

Thanks Steve,

These ones are not Desert Ironwood - more old Rosewood:)


23 September 2013 at 06:24  
Blogger Konrad said...

Thanks Jay - it will follow soon - just learning how to use my new camera. Steep but enjoyable learning curve. Are you going to be at WIA this year?


23 September 2013 at 06:25  
Blogger Konrad said...

Yes Chris - more awesome Rosewood:) It should looks somewhat familiar to you:)


23 September 2013 at 06:25  
Blogger kevjed said...

Looking forward to the K4 Konrad. It looks terrific.

26 September 2013 at 04:03  

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