3/4" Shoulder Plane
This gidgee 3/4" Shoulder Plane is used to clean up the shoulders of tenons across the grain or a rebate with the grain.
It is 178mm long x 3/4" wide x 60mm high. Weighs 0.6 Kg and has a 3/16" thick x 3/4" wide Tool steel blade hardened to Rc 62-64.
It has a 60 degree blade angle for planing or a 90 degree angle for scraping. It acts as a 90 degree scraper when you reverse the blade to bevel up, which works well on hard and cranky grain.
A comment from a customer is below:
'I'd seen plenty of photos of this plane before purchasing , but was still taken aback by the beauty of this plane when I pulled it out of the box. Feels weighty and tucks comfortably into the palm of the hand. Works brilliantly - a joy to use.'
Very well made, cuts end grain amazing too!! Very happy purchase!!
It is stunning. The craftsmanship is flawless. It fits comfortably in my hand. The weight and balance are perfect. I can't wait to use it on my next project.
Feels great in the hand. No painful setup required. Adjusting the blade for a perfect shaving can be tricky to get the hang of, but is worth the learning process and adds to the craftsmanship.
The 3/4 Shoulder plane is my second H.N.T. Gordon & Co. product. The other is a Smoothing Plane that I have had for many years and really enjoy using. The new shoulder plane is of the same quality and has the same feel. Even folk not into woodworking tools admire the obvious quality and beauty of these tools. It just does what it is supposed to do with little effort. It is nicely balanced, and fits my grip comfortably. And whilst a fraction the size of the Smoothing Plane, it has that same heft and quietly and steadily cuts with little resistance or any sign of chattering, which for me translates into more control and more accurate and cleaner cuts. These tools are homogenious with the wood I am working. No plastic bits here. The build quality of the plane also passively sets the tone for the work standard I am striving for. I do have a long way to go, but goals are good right? It's hard to pick up a tool like this and want anything but the best result from using it.
Open the box, place blade in plane, sit plane and blade on setting block, insert wedge, tap wedge. That's it, This Gidgee Goer is ready out of the box. When I took my first pass I started to smile, I love the finish and heft of this plane. Easy to set and feels like it was custom made for me. You really have to hold it in your hand to realise the quality of a HNT Gordon product, the pictures do not do it justice. Overall a beautiful shoulder plane exquisitely made.