Sunday, December 30, 2012
My Favorite Plane by Scott Meek Woodworks
What makes a Scott Meek Woodworks plane stand out? Exceptional quality. The plane arrived sharp. While I couldn't bring myself to actually take Scott up on his offer to fix or make a new plane, I did manage to fix the break myself. I drilled a small hole, used a very small C-clamp and dripped some epoxy in and let it set. Luckily, when I went back to use it, the wedge still fit properly. The ergonomics of this smoother is fantastic. The design of the plane makes long sessions very comfortable and no matter what grain or wood I have tackled there is NO tear out. I can barely see any gap at the mouth. I've had the chance to use other wooden body planes, including Ron Hock's Krenov. Not even close. From what I've heard within the internet woodworking community, the others that have bought Scott's planes seem to feel the same. I may make a plane at some point, but I don't really feel the pull to make any of my tools. The money spent on this purchase was money very well spent. Thanks, Scott!!!