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.
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:
— Shannon Rogers (@RenaissanceWW) November 17, 2012
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.
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 (@FreeJesseJames) March 28, 2011
Jon McGrath, a woodworker from Florida, has shared his love for his Tiger Maple Smoother and custom Mulberry Block on his Twitter account:
— Jon C. McGrath (@JC_McGrath) September 22, 2012
Well didnt get too much done in shop today, instead playing with my new toys! @smeekwoodworks handplanes. WOW, awesome craftsmanship
— Jon C. McGrath (@JC_McGrath) September 9, 2012
Juryaan Mulder, 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:
In other news, this @smeekwoodworks smoother is INCREDIBLE! Wow!
— UnderscorefunkDesign (@underscorefunk) October 31, 2012