Moroccan Infill Smoothing Plane by David Winder
26th October 2019
An interesting recently produced infill smoothing plane by David Winder.
Following a recent trip to Morocco David produced this wonderful adjustable infill smoother.
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.
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.
A unique plane that David should be very proud of.
Enjoy the photos.
OLD HAND TOOLS