Holtey Classic Hand Planes

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Holtey No.98 Smoother
A28 Chariot plane

A28 chariot plane


This plane is once again based on the Norris pattern which was usually cast gunmetal with a sweated on steel sole.

A28 With bag.
As you can see my version here has brass sides dovetailed onto a steel sole. The toe section being unique as it is incorporated as the front infill; the sole and front infill are all in one piece. My later models now have a machined integral rivet (as in my No 98 plane) and dovetails which can only be achieved by CNC milling. I think I am the only person that has done this and it is unlikely that anybody else will attempt it.

A28 With rosewood infill.

This plane is a good all round finishing plane especially in confined areas, as it has a very narrow toe of only ½". It can be used easily with one hand.

It has become a much coveted plane with collectors and users.

A28 With blade removed.

A28 Rear view adjuster detail. A28 Bottom view.
A28 - Rear view adjuster detail. A28 - Bottom view.
A28 With blade removed. A28 Components.
A28 - With blade removed.. A28 - Components.