Classic Hand Planes

Where the precision hand plane becomes art.

The A28 Chariot Infill 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 Chariot plane - side view.

  • A28 Chariot plane - rear view.

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.

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 Chariot plane with blade removed and bag.