Traditional woodworking tools & molding planes


Our objective at Red Rose Reproductions is the recreation of historic woodworking hand tools, with an emphasis on side escapement molding and specialty planes. Other tools we produce include winding sticks, bench hooks, a portable workbench, and tools made by Acer-Ferrous Toolworks, which include wooden vice screws and the sector. For the plane maker, we stock quarter sawn beech billets, tapered bench plane irons, and full-scale hollow and round plane plans. Also, classes for making a pair of hollow and rounds are offered several times a year.

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Some of the winding sticks after the first coat of oil. I use Minwax Antique Oil Finish, applying two coats. For a really smooth feel, I rub them out between coats with maroon Skotchbrite. Even though it's an oil finish, it still raises the grain slightly so the rub out makes a difference.

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The bridge on my winding sticks it ramped downward to create more of a shadow line. I use a fixture to hold them in place while paring this ramp. The sliding wedge holding the stick in the fixture has the ramp taper on it so there is no guess work. Skewed chisels shine for this work.

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Been working with Ken Hertzler on a large paring chisel. Several months ago I posted a drawing of the concept and got some really good feedback and suggestions. This prototype incorporates some of those suggestions, including a 25° bevel and straight sides.

This chisel is 1" wide and the usable blade is 6" long, but I have already decided to stretch that to 7". This will give it a longer reach sitting flat on its back.

O-1 steel of course, with a black cherry handle.

Once we finalize a price target, I'll be seeking input to determine if there is enough interest to move to production.

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