Red Rose Reproductions is now making hollow and rounds in small runs by order. 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.
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. We can also make left handed planes. Shown below are some details of the hollow and round planes we produce.