Classic Hand Planes

Where the precision hand plane becomes art.

A Dovetailed A27 Bullnose Infill Plane.

A27 Bullnose planes

At long last these six bullnose planes are complete. It had been my intention to make this plane for a long time and I must confess that this project has been a bit of a vanity exercise. I am not aware of dovetailing having been used for this type of plane before.

A27 Bullnose planes This is a very delicate plane and its use is very specialised - certainly not recommended for the shuttering carpenter!

There are only six planes and due to the excessive amount of work it will stay at six. Please see the blog for more details of the making of this plane, though I found little time for photos. There is one plane still available from this batch.

A27 Bullnose plane

A27 Bullnose planes

The A27 Bullnose Infill Plane.

A27 Bullnose Infill plane. This plane was traditionally a casting and not dovetailed, although I have seen a chariot plane by Spiers that was dovetailed.

This plane has the advantage of having a badgered mouth on both sides, as on a rebate plane. It can gain greater access due to it's smaller toe. Much sought after by cabinet and instrument makers and was produced by most of the early makers.

  • A27 Bullnose Infill plane with bag.

It was only Norris that incorporated an adjuster in this style of plane. With its adjuster it makes a very desirable balanced hand tool.

These photographs show one of only six planes from my original batch. I have recently completed a second batch of just six A27 dovetailed planes.

A27 Bullnose Infill plane.