These small planes are well suited to a variety of detailed shaping tasks, from making musical instruments and models to sculpting and building furniture, particularly moldings and chair seats.
Of traditional construction, their mouths are set well back in the white oak bodies to give fine control on the pull stroke, and they have self-wedging laminated steel blades that are honed ready for use. Their tight mouths permit tissue-thin shavings, even in highly figured stock. Setting the blade is done with gentle taps from a light hammer – a process that may seem daunting at first, but once mastered provides positive fine adjustment (instructions included).
The round plane measures 3 3/4" × 1 1/8" and has a 3/4" blade. The two compass planes are 3 1/2" long by 7/8" wide and have 5/8" wide blades.