My jack planes are available in 12″ or 16″ lengths. The 12″ version is a great all purpose plane as it can function as a larger smoother or as Jack for heavier material removal. The 16″ version is really geared towards being more of a work horse; taking heavier shavings and cleaning up after a heavily cambored jointer or scrub plane. It can also be used as a jointer for shorter work.
The shape of the plane is accomplished by a series of rasps, spokeshaves, and scrapers. Even though it is longer than the very comfortable to hold Smoother, it still resides nicely in the wood plane hand hold sweet spot and is a joy to use. Even if you are planing for an extended period of time, the shape actual aids in reducing fatigue by allowing you to change up how you propel it through the work. You can push from behind, just like a traditional metal bodied plane, or pull it along just like a Japanese style plane. This is one of the many benefits of these wood bodies.
The iron is a 2″ wide, high carbon O1 blade from Hock Tools. Ron makes some of the finest plane irons available today. These O1 blades can be honed to an extremely sharp edge quickly and have great retention. The plane is available with a bed angle of 45° or 50°.
The Jack is available in White Oak or Tiger Maple. The basic price has the wedge, crosspin, and sole as the same wood species as the body. Customize your Jack by adding a complimenting species for the wedge, crosspin, and sole. Available woods are African Blackwood, Asian Ebony (lower cost and softer than true Ebony, has more browns and deep red tones), Mesquite, Bubinga, Teak, and Osage Orange. Resin infused options are also available.
My current time frame for shipping is 12-14 weeks from order date. I realize this may seem like a long wait, and I am sorry about that. The reasons for this wait is mainly due to the increased number of sales I have had in the last year. Word is spreading about my planes, and more customers are clamoring for them every month. In addition to that, I also want to make sure that I craft the finest plane for you that I can. I could make my planes quickly without consideration for how they perform and look once they leave my shop, but that is not fair to either of us. I am very picky about the finished product I ship out the door, and therefore I put the time into each plane that they, and you, deserve.