We now have full size engineered drawings for the most common hollow and round planes available for purchase. These are copies of hand drawn prints done using traditional drafting techniques. Each size includes all necessary dimensions for constructing your own planes. Sizes available are #4 (1/4″ radius), #6 (3/8″ radius), #8 (1/2″ radius), #10 (5/8″ radius), and #12 (3/4″ radius).
These are not instructions on how to construct these tools. For information on that, We recommend the DVD Making Traditional Side Escapement Planes, by Larry Williams, that is available from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Or better yet, sign up for one of our classes on making hollow and rounds for a three day immersion into plane making.
Plans are to introduce tapered irons specifically for these hollow and rounds in the near future. At this time, price has not yet been determined for these irons. Meanwhile, irons can also be purchased from Lie-Nielsen. We also offer quarter sawn beech billets for these planes. Sizes needed for each size are listed below.
- #4, 3/4″ billet
- #6 3/4″ billet
- #8 1″ billet
- #10 1″ billet
- #12 1 1/4″ billet
The photo below shows the layout of the #4 size before dimensions and notes where added. All sizes are of similar layout. Each print is 11 1/2″ by 17″.
Price per print is $15. We are offering a special price of $65 for the full set of five prints. They may be purchased here.