A K9 & two spare planes
We had an incredible summer which meant the plane making schedule was a little lighter. I did manage to get several planes done, one of which is this ‘Mystery Rosewood’ K9. It is a mate for this K13.
The sides and sole are 01 tool steel, the lever cap and lever cap screw are stainless steel. The bed angle is 50 degrees and the blade is 2-1/8" wide.
The infill is incredible material to work with and the color and grain is so striking. The black ink line through the front pad with dark wood on one side and lighter orange-red on the other side is my favourite part on this plane. The ink line passes through the handle as well, but the effect is best seen in the front pad.
When the kids go back to school - I hunker down in the shop and pick up the disjointed pieces from the summer work schedule. It is always the same - a little head scratching, some therapeutic cleaning, some organizing and long term planning. During that process, I always uncover little stashes of wood long since forgotten. In this case, an Ebony set roughed out in 2003 and a Honduran Rosewood set from 2005. I decided to make these two ‘spare’ planes in the gaps between customer planes.
The first plane is an XSNo.4. It is 5-1/2" long, with a 1-9/16" wide, high carbon steel blade (there is a PM-V11 blade also available). The infill is Ebony, the sides, lever cap and lever cap screw are Naval brass. The bed angle is 52.5 degrees.
There are a couple of light colored ‘beauty marks’ on the rear infill... otherwise, it wouldn’t even look like wood.
This XSNo.4 is $1,800 Cdn + actual shipping costs (or $1,400 USD + actual shipping costs).
The next plane is a SNo.4L - the ‘L’ stands for long. This plane is 7" long with a 1-3/4" wide, high carbon steel blade (PM-V11 also available). This plane has the same footprint as the K7. The sides are 01 tool steel with a bronze lever cap and lever cap screw. The infill is Honduran Rosewood. The bed angle is 52.5 degrees.
This SNo.4L is $2,100 Cdn + actual shipping costs (or $1,650 USD + actual shipping costs). Send me an email if you are interested in either plane; firstname.lastname@example.org