Holtey Classic Hand Planes
Where precision toolmaking becomes art
The art of precision engineering
No.984R smoothing plane
My No.984R smoothing planes are now finished. The original No.984 is 13 5/8” long and the No 984R is 12 1/2” long. There is now no chamfering on the No.984R,
except for the blade which is the same on both planes.
The front and rear on the revised plane is squared off with swept corners, the original which is bow shaped having a scotia form. I personally like
the revised edition as it matches the No 985 and seems more business like.
now with a blade setting post
In my No.985 smoother design I decided to omit an adjuster in order to achieve a compact footprint and a simple aesthetic. I realise that for those who are used to my adjusters, some may find setting the blade a
little tricky, so I have decided to make an option and incorporate a setting post on the blade.
No.983 984 and 985 planes.
If I was still cabinet making these three planes would be my go for planes. They are clockwise from the top - No.984 panel plane, No.985 smoothing plane and No.983 block plane.
The picture above is featured on my new gallery page.
No.982 finishing plane.
Having made traditional infill planes for over 20 years and been aware of their shortcomings, it was inevitable that I would take a long and
serious look at planes in general. I have taken the infill plane to a higher standard of precision and detail and you would be hard pressed
to find its peer.