Testimonials

Want to know what people are saying about Scott Meek Woodworks and the items we create? Well look no further.

Christopher Schwarz, from Lost Art Press, reviewed my Jointer Plane in the June 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. A couple quotes are below. Read the entire review here. You will need to register and sign in to the Popular Woodworking site (it is free) in order to read it.

Most modern jointers top out at 24″ long, so picking up the new 36″ jointer from Scott Meek Woodworks is a time-bending experience. On the one hand, it’s like using an old Dutch jointer because of its wooden body and extreme length. But it’s made like one of the planes James Krenov made famous – its body is laminated to create the bed and sidewalls of the tool. And the tool has flowing shapes like a futuristic sports car.

The craftsmanship on the tool is top-shelf; it’s like a piece of sculpture with its flowing lines. I quite like the tool, though I’d probably buy a shorter one for my smaller shop.

Recently, Morton reviewed a special edition Flame Birch and Teak Smoother that I was commissioned to make for Highland Woodworking. Check out his video review here:

Shannon Rogers, the Renaissance Woodworker and man behind The Hand Tool School said that my planes are “Poetry in planing.” He also is a repeat customer, which, in my book, is some of the highest praise one can receive. He made this very in-depth review of my planes, which is worth a look.

Shannon has also tweeted a few times about his Scott Meek Woodworks planes:

Mark Harrel, the amazing saw maker behind Bad Axe Tool Works had this to say:

What an AWESOME smoothing plane I received from Scott Meek today! Meticulous attention to detail, pride in craftsmanship, whisper-thin shavings, bombproof packaging–Scott hits the ball out of the park with this great tool. Scott–your plane just knocks my socks off! Cheers! ~ Mark

Fred West, an extremely talented woodworker in West Chester, PA and owner of an EXTREMELY impressive collection of fine tools said these kind words about his Tiger Maple Jack:

I have the pleasure of owning a Tiger Maple Jack plane made by Scott. It is a very sweet plane set at 55 degrees. It is one of the few planes I own that can always be counted on to handle the gnarliest grain and do it with ease. In addition the adjusting hammer that Scott made is also quite sweet and very easy to use.

Vic Hubbard, a woodworker from Pasco, WA and one of the nicest guys in the online woodworking community had this to say about his Tiger Maple Smoother:

I’ve been out in the shop for about an hour just playing with my new plane by Scott Meek Woodworks. I’m sold on wooden bodied planes. This is a joy to use!!!

Vic also wrote up a review of the plane for his blog, which you can find here.

Andy Brownell, of Brownell Furniture, had this to say about his amazing Brazilian Rosewood Jointer and Block Plane:

Up until last year at Woodworking in America, I was unaware of Scott Meek’s hand planes. Anyone on this web site already has seen how truly unique and special they are. If you ever have the opportunity to try one out at a show, do it. They fit into your hand like no other tool. Their performance is extraordinary for a wood body plane. Precision fit and finish coupled with a Hock blade make a killer combination for performance. Using one is really an experience unlike any other in woodworking. It’s the kind of tool you make a special trip into your workshop for five minutes just to pick up and make some shavings with. The organic curves and shape remind you of a streamliner train or power boat from the 1930’s.
 
Scott made my planes from a much larger 12 bd/ft piece of genuine Brazilian Rosewood (pre-embargo). This came from a friend, and fellow woodworker Frank David of Midwest Woodworking here in Cincinnati, OH, and had been sitting in his warehouse since the early 1960’s. Frank passed away in 2013, but for several years before that, I spent countless hours speaking with him, learning about his massive stockpiles of unique and exotic species. Frank’s passion for one-of-a-kind lumber was contagious, and I feel fortunate to have been able to acquire such a piece. These planes, so artfully crafted by Scott will have a very special place in my heart and hands for years to come. The form and function of these planes are a perfect compliment to the extraordinary history and unique quality of the wood upon which they are made.

Stewart Crick of Stuswoodworks.com loves his Premium White Oak Smoother:

Move over Lie-Nielsen there’s another smoothing plane on the shelf! Not only has Scott Meek shown me another use for quarter-sawn White Oak, he’s delivered an awesome smoothing plane. I believe Scott delivers the best value in smoothing planes surrounded in exceptional craftsmanship.

Jesse James, known by most as an extremely talented customizer of motorcycles and cars, also has an interest in woodworking. He posted this with a picture of his Tiger Maple Jack on Twitter:


Jon McGrath, a woodworker from Florida, has shared his love for his Tiger Maple Smoother and custom Mulberry Block on his Twitter account:


Juryaan M, a woodworker in the Netherlands and my first international customer had this to say:

The plane has finaly arrived today. It looks absolutely beautiful and it fits my hands perfect. Thank you for this beautiful tool.

John Funk, who is the creative genius behind my awesome logo and other design items for me, tweeted about his Mesquite Smoother:

Christ K

Got the plane a few days ago, and had a chance to try it out. Beautiful in every way – looks, feels and most important of all, performs fantastically! Thank you so much for your great work.

Josh L

Wow, simply wow. The jack plane is simply stunning and the attention to detail is truly amazing. I had high expectations due to watching you on the class but the final product blew me away. Using the plane is one of the most gratifying experiences I have had with hand tools. It just is a flawless tool in my opinion. I am glad I put the order in for the matching smoothing plane and looks like I have to get a matching block plane prior to the jointer. Thanks again for a great tool.

Kevin C

Hi Scott, I got the plane on Sat. and havent put in down yet. Beautiful work ! Love it ! Thanks again.

 

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Ted Lolley February 18, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Love my new smoother.... mesquite /ebony combo works and looks great. Thanks Scott

Scott Meek March 4, 2013 at 11:59 pm

I'm so glad you love it Ted! Definitely my favorite wood combination.

JP Storm February 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm

This is some really nice stuff. I love handcrafted tools.

Scott Meek March 4, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Thanks JP!

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