Sunday, 17 July 2016

a 'spare' K13 in Desert Ironwood



 
Most of the Desert Ironwood I work with is highly figured, but this set has always caught my attention. I have walked past it hundreds of times, and often stopped to pick it up. It reminded me of ribbon striped Mahogany - just in a brown tone instead of red.

A few months ago, I decided to start working on it as a spare plane – picking away at it here and there. I just had to see what tame Desert Ironwood would look like. 



It has not disappointed – incredible chatoyance from heel to toe, and a wonderful beauty mark on the front pad thrown in for good measure. Here are several detail photos.

 

 

This beauty mark showed up our of nowhere. There was no indication that this was just below the surface - what a happy accident!








The sides and sole are 01 tool steel and the lever cap and screw are stainless steel.  The plane is 13-3/8" long with a 2-1/4" wide, PMV-11 blade, custom made by Lee Valley. The bed angle is 47.5 degrees.The price is $4,600.00 Cdn + actual shipping costs (roughly $3,675.00 USD based on the current exchange rate). Let me know if you are interested - konrad@sauerandsteiner.com

Ok. Back to renovating!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Dave Beauchesne said...

Love the refinement and finish Konrad - nice to see, and inspiring to do better at each turn.
Superbly executed!

Dave Beauchesne

2 August 2016 at 22:55  
Blogger Jürgen Becker said...

What happen? I don't see any news more. The last years I was looking of these blog . Hope to get a reply.

best regards

J. Becker
Gernany

26 January 2017 at 12:36  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hello Jurgen,

Yes, sorry for the lack of posting. I have been nursing a shoulder injury which has thrown planemaking into a bit of a mess. I hope to write an entry soon.
cheers,
konrad

26 January 2017 at 15:38  

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