That's an incredibly long way out for the shavings. I'd like to see the
shape of the throat. Plenty of opportunity for jamming/choking.
I also wonder if it is to be used primarily single handed.
Member, Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia Inc.
On 11/7/18, 2:49 am, "Don Schwartz" wrote:
Jim Bode has a French plane on his site which appears to be a jointer (
21in). It has a carved escapement and an integral 'push' which wraps
> the top and right-hander's 'near' side, in-line with a patch in
the sole in
> the usual position just ahead of the mouth. It seems to me
that the shape of
> the 'push' on the side of the plane is not suitable
for grasping or pushing
> with the left hand. It looks more suited to
pushing with the right hand, with
> the thumb wrapping around the side.
That would ensure solid contact between
> the sole and material ahead of
the mouth. But that puts the right hand ahead
> of the mouth, a most