Hollow and Rounds

Red Rose Reproductions is now making hollow and rounds in small runs.  The first batch was sizes #4, #6, and #8.  The number corresponds to the radius profile in sixteenths of an inch.  (This works up to #12, then graduates in 1/4″ increments.)  These planes are based on the designs by Old Street Tool, who in turn were influenced by early British moulding planes, with their bold chamfers and coves, Taller grip, and round finials.  The tapered irons, made of hardened and tempered O-1 tool steel  are bedded at 50 or 55 degrees.  Overall length is 10″.  Early planes were made of Black Cherry. However, we  have now secured a reliable source of American Beech, and will be making future planes of beech unless requested otherwise.  Sold as a matched pair, they are priced at $425.

Currently we have some available for immediate purchase here.

We run these planes in batches fairly regularly, and would encourage any interested customers to contact us for a request to expedite the order.  We can make any size from #2 to #18, and a choice of 50 or 55 degree bed angles.  Shown below are some details of the hollow and round planes we produce.

Pair of #8 hollow and rounds in beech

Pair of #8 hollow and rounds in American Beech

Detail of toe showing stamping and chamfers

Detail of toe showing stamping and chamfers.

Escapement and ramp.

Escapement and ramp.

Heel of planes showing rounded grip for comfort

Heel of planes showing rounded grip for comfort.  Size is stamped here.

Tight mouth for better tear out control.

Tight mouth for better tear out control.

Wedge fit into plane bosy.

Wedge fit into plane body.

Pairs are matched in size.

Pairs are matched in size.

12 pairs of hollow & rounds

12 pairs of hollow & rounds in black cherry

Three pairs of hollow & rounds

Three pairs of hollow & rounds in Black Cherry.

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