Hock Shoulder Plane Kit
While at Woodworking In America, I had the pleasure of talking with Ron Hock for a bit. While I was most impressed with his $1 wooden planes (balsawood with wings) I was equally impressed by the kits he had for a shoulder plane and a Krenov style plane. I ended up buying both…ok, you got me, I bought the balsawood plane too.
I explained to Ron that I was new to tools without tails and he handed me a small wooden plane and encouraged me to try it. It felt awesome to hold and having played a bit with metal body planes I was surprised at how much more you can finesse a wooden plane. That was when he told me that the plane I was using (my first wooden plane experience) was a Krenov plane….made by Krenov himself. Not bad for a first experience.
If the other vendors get wind of this, I’m done for next year…I’m a headcase when it comes to kits. I love the idea that someone’s done the hard part of getting things ready for me, and all I have to do it put it together and enjoy it. Yes…my childhood room was filled with model airplanes. The real reason I like these is that it gives me an easy introduction to something that I will likely attempt from scratch at a later date.
I tore open the shoulder plane kit last night and taped various parts of the build process. Bear with me on the video…no one was selling video blog kits. This is part 1 of the video, I hope to get into the shop tonight and finish off the plane and videotape the rest and post part 2 over the weekend.