Palm Smoothing Plane
This Palm Smoothing plane is your best friend for trimming and touch up work. It has a higher blade pitch (of 60 degrees) to deal with cranky and hard timbers, but is also at home on soft woods. You can also reverse the blade to use it as a 90 degree cabinet scraper. Used for final Smoothing or trimming of any small timber surface. Perfect for making small boxes out of decorative solid timber or veneers, or for the final finishing work on a near complete cabinet.
This gidgee palm smoothing plane is 125mm long x 38mm wide x 25mm high. Weighs 250grams and has a 30mm wide x 3mm thick x 65mm long HSS 18% Tungsten blade hardened to Rc 62.
I love my new HNT Gordon palm smoothing plane. The only problem is that now I want more of their tools:)
Brilliant, no tear out straight out of the box across a range of timber densities and grain types. A larger smoothing plane to compliment the palm smoother shines bright in my future. Written by aedan sykes_ my mum gives great presents.
Absolute delight to use. Plane nice and small and fits snugly in your hand for one hand operation. Blade is thick and sharp ready for use out of the box. Easy to setup with light taps for feather thin shavings. Love it
It isn’t until you’ve owned a plane like this that you realise how useful it is!
Had another fun day in the shop. So much so that I have to share ! My friend throughout the process of hanging these doors has been that little marvel of a Palm Smoother. This is so aptly named, just exactly what it is. I have it set to take off the finest slivers and it has helped me to get the best results ever achieved at a task that I have always dreaded. Although I own a few, I have never really liked block planes. I find them difficult to hold on to, always scared they are going to fall from my hand. Not this, its lighter and feels so positive in the hand. I am so surprised by what I am able to do with this little tool, kept reaching for it constantly. Just perfect for smoothing the edges of doors and getting those gaps right. I hope you will be producing some more of these in the specialty woods soon. One is not enough ! You are a genius Terry !" Cheers, John