Contemporary design combining precision engineering with traditional hand craft.

No.983 Block Planes available.


The last A31 planes.
It seems years ago that I announced my retirement. It is difficult to say no to enquiries when I still have some stock parts, so if you want something particular it is worth asking. I also have a few finished planes in stock.

If you have seen my blog you will remember that I sold the No.983 plane which was to be mine and as I have some component parts for this plane I am going to make a small batch. Especially as I have taken some orders for it :-)

If you are interested I can add one or two more to the batch, but you need to let me know by the end of June. The price is £5460 (+ vat if applicable) + delivery.

These No.983 planes will be available as illustrated in Boxwood, Buffalo Horn or Acrylic. I also have some Snakewood (not illustrated).

My Blog pages contain a lot of information and photographs of the design and manufacture of the last batch of No.983 planes. Also see my No.983 page on this website.

My design of the No.983 and No.984 Block and Panel planes are the culmination of my career as a toolmaker, and represent my final statement on British handplane design - this is your last chance to own one.

The last few planes now available.


The last A31 planes.

The last A31 planes.
The A31 Thumb planes are now finished.

Only two still available, which are in Snakewood (shown in the picture above). What a nice wood to finish these last planes, price is £4450 + vat if applicable.

As usual I have documented some of the making in my blog. Interestingly I have seen old Norris low angle planes reach 5 figures at auction, and yet the precision and engineering quality of my planes makes such antiques look primitive.