Monday, November 10, 2014

Lately at Brese Plane

I've not posted any new info on this blog in a while. I apologize for that but really it just means I've been quite busy.

As always work on planes is a constant and ongoing endeavor and the most recent plane completed is a custom version of the Winter Panel Plane.

The customer requested this plane with a plane body made from 440C stainless steel.

The brass bits of this plane were polished to a satin finish and then oiled and cured in my drying kiln. It makes the brass much less of a maintenance issue.

The wooden bits are Desert Iron wood. This is certainly a challenging wood to work. Besides the odd smell it requires much more diligence. It seems every process with this material takes 3 times longer as compared with other dense hardwoods.

There is nothing that looks quite like Desert Iron Wood. As I have often said, the results are worth the effort.


The quotable quote this week is from my 7 year old Granddarling even though she may have picked up this saying from her mother.

"You get what you get and you don't pitch a fit",     Katherine Mason


  1. Ron,
    That sure is a beautiful plane. Somebody is getting another Ron Brese treasure!
    Roger Green

  2. Thanks Roger, Desert Iron wood seems to enhance everything

  3. Ron, that plane looks great! That certainly reinforces my decision to choose the Desert Iron Wood for my version as well.
    Steve Kindem

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  5. There is nothing that looks quite like it Steve and each piece is very different.