A gift as precise as the work.
Machined and polished from solid brass, this beautiful shoulder plane looks, feels and works like no other plane in American history—it is a stunning example of craftsmanship, a joy to hold and use, and very well may be the finest commemorative tool thus far. Unlike shoulder plane designs that share a European heritage, the CT-14 1-1/8" Foxtail Shoulder Plane was conceived with an unequaled passion for ergonomics. As the design process evolved, so did a new way of making, and using a shoulder plane.
The polished stainless steel “foxtail” seamlessly fits your hand and also serves as the iron locking lever. Most shoulder planes require you to disassemble the rear of the plane to extract the iron for sharpening— the CT-14 is just the opposite. When you lift the foxtail upward, the entire iron-locking mechanism releases in a graceful arc through the upper portion of the plane body. Slide the front sole forward and the iron is easily removed through the sole, no twisting or contortion movements required. Lastly, there are no tools required to adjust or lock the adjustable throat, making it the easiest-to-use shoulder plane available today.
As with all of our Commemorative Tools, the CT-14 1-1/8" Foxtail Shoulder Plane is in production for the first and last time and is offered exclusively to our Founder’s Circle members. If you currently are not enjoying the many benefits and discounts available to Founder’s Circle members, we hope the CT-14 1-1/8″ Foxtail Shoulder Plane entices you to join this kindred fraternity of customers.
The rattling in the Try Squares is normal and is present with all of the units. It does not affect the functionality of the tool and was part of the design of all our Try Squares. The looseness allows us to take the tool apart, if need be, should we need to re-square/fix the tool.
This item is no longer in production and is not available for purchase. It is listed here for reference purposes only. Its last published price is listed below.