A place for me to display some of the varied projects that come out of my shop, as well as to "talk" about some of my experiences working with wood.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Old Plane gets new look.

This is my trusty Lie-Nielson No. 4 which I have had for many years and is probably the plane I use the most on a day-to-day basis. I had seen some of the work done by Catharine Kennedy online before and thought this trusty old standby could use some new clothes. I ripped the plane apart and sent the body and lever cap off to Catharine to do her magic. My only guidance was "less filigree and more acanthus" and I think she got it bang on.

She also engraved my initials on the lever cap, which looks great as well. Once this gets mauled a bit and the bronze patina restored it will look like the =trusty ole steed that it is - just with a new pair of shoes!



  1. Hi Rich, love the Lie Nielson, the engraving makes it look great. I Might do some of this to one or two of mine. I have seen some work like this online, Cajunplanes.. I think, again great stuff, I've enjoyed reding through your blog, thanks for sharing.

    Jamie Hubbard

  2. It looks great. Really nice. Thanks for great sharing.