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It was time to make the transition from wedges to lever caps. Lever caps are harder to make, and they make for more work. However I was not satisfied with the results I was getting from these planes – the wedges work fine for softer woods, but when planing Ebony, the wedges come out.

As a result I decided to make lever caps for these miniature planes – all of the planes I make from now on will have lever caps instead of wedges.

Also made another handplane today. This one is also Cocobolo.

Test cuts on some very hard woods (Ebony and Cocobolo).

I received a pile of wood for making handplanes from somebody recently. I am going to be making some planes for him – time for a new plane design? This is the only hint as to what I’m making: