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Moroccan Infill Smoothing Plane by David Winder

26th October 2019

An interesting recently produced infill smoothing plane by David Winder.

Moroccan Infill Smoothing Plane by David Winder


Following a recent trip to Morocco David produced this wonderful adjustable infill smoother.

Moroccan Infill Smoothing Plane by David Winder

The infill, 'bull horn' handle and tip of the lever cap screw are in Thuya burl, from the Thuya tree, a native Moroccan conifer.  Thuya burl, from the part of the tree buried in the ground, has a fascinating grain and I can not remember seeing it in an infill plane before.

Moroccan Infill Smoothing Plane by David Winder

Brass bodied with a steel sole, this plane is 250mm long and fitted with a 52mm wide parallel iron.  The top of the iron and the pattern on the lever cap are both highly influenced by a ceiling discovered in Morocco.

Moroccan Infill Smoothing Plane by David Winder

A unique plane that David should be very proud of.

Moroccan Infill Smoothing Plane by David Winder

Enjoy the photos.

Robert Leach

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