Dovetailed infill planes in the style of Norris, Mathieson and Spiers.
Contemporary design combining precision engineering with traditional hand craft.

Precision Infill planes taken to a new level.

  • A31 Infill Thumb Plane - Link to Gallery page.
  • Maker of traditional dovetailed infill
    hand planes since 1988.
Although now championing my new 98 series precision hand planes, I continue to make infill planes based on the Norris, Mathieson and Spiers patterns. Please take some time to visit my Gallery or Planes pages to see examples of my work.
I must emphasize that I do not make 'reproduction antiques' – my designs, although firmly based on traditional infill patterns, incorporate subtle modifications to achieve the standards of design and finish for which I have become known. My aim is simply to make the finest hand planes money can buy.

A No. 982 with Boxwood Infill

No. 982 with Boxwood Infill. Occasionally I am asked for Boxwood infills but this is the first time I have tried it on a No. 982, I am very pleased with the result. This one is sold and I have just one more No 982 left.

I sometimes feel that I could promote English Boxwood more, it has so many desirable characteristics and a nice resilient quality.

Dovetailed A27 Bullnose Plane now complete

At long last these six dovetailed bullnose planes are complete and as usual most have been sold before completion although one is still available. See the A27 page for more photographs.

No. 982 Panel Plane.

No. 982 Panel Plane.

No. 982 Panel Planes. Approximately 4 years ago I made a limited number of No 982 14 ½” panel planes and as usual I was extremely busy and didn’t get round to showing them on my website. As I have two planes in component form on my shelves I thought it was time I got on with it.

The plane in component form is exactly the same as the No 982 smoother but with longer sides and bottom. The adjuster, the handles, the blade and the lever cap are all the same.

I can provide a choice of handle. The plane shown [above] has Dalbergia Louvellii handles.

The planes shown [right] have Dalbergia Retusa handles.

There is a lot of detail on the No 982 smoother page but this one has more weight (in proportion to its length). One plane has cones and the price is £7820, the other one is plain and the price is £7360. Prices are + delivery and vat if applicable.

Below are a few workshop pictures showing some of the manufacturing processes.

  • No.982 - side panels.
  • No.982 - cutting the rivets.
  • No.982 - Lever Cap.
  • No.982 - Lever Caps.