We must to admit, British style Infill planes are really beauties, solid and strong performers.
So, my friend Vittorio and I, we have decided of joining our passion for planes and having a try to build one.
Unfortunately, we never have had an occasion for a meeting but, even if we live in North (Vittorio) and South (I) of Italy,
we carried out the job staying in touch by mail and postage for plane parts exchange.
Vittorio did the job on metallic parts, I on wooden infills, assembling and tuning up the plane.
Apart a bench drill for accurate boring and a bandsaw for rough shaping the wooden stocks, all parts are handmade.
Our inspiration was the Norris A1 jointer. The plane is 20 1/2" long, with a 2 1/2" parallel blade, bedded at 47,5°. It weights 4,75 Kg.
Vittorio e Giuliano