Hollows & Rounds
Hosted by Tod Herrli
This DVD show the viewer how
to design and construct a pair of size #14 Hollow and Round. TodHerrli uses a mix
of traditional and modern construction methods in this introduction to
wooden plane making. This type of plane is the most basic
plane and yet, with a complete set
, you can create
or re-create any style of molding. After you have completed
first pair of planes, you will be ready to make an entire set, or move
onto more complicated molding profiles.
The DVD has 15 chapters
for direct access to any section of the show, including the measured
say, I don't have any planemaker's floats! Not to worry, Tod
shows you how to make your own set.
The tape comes with a complete set of plans for the planes and all the jigs needed. Here are a few behind the scenes shots of the location shoot at greenwoodworking .
If you don't want to do make your own irons, Bob Howard, of St. James Bay Tool Co. will sell you the blanks you need for your planes. They are made from O-1 Steel. Just let him know what size plane you are making and he will send you the irons. Then just scribe the plane profile on the iron, grind, harden (the fun part) and temper. He will also have Side and Edge floats . You can contact Bob at (800) 574-2589 for more information.
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Measured Drawings included on
DVD as a PDF File
your old VHS to DVD
As most of you know, I'm a big fan of Tod Herrli and
Got mine yesterday and watched it last night. Simply the best woodworking
video I've ever seen, and I've seen a bunch. I actually think I could succeed
in making a round and hollow after studying Tod's presentation another time
John Wadsworth (no affiliation, bla bla bla)
Ralph Brendler's comments about Todd Herrli, Anatol Pollilo and the
Classic Planemaking video were right on the mark. The video was shot in
my workshop and I was privileged to watch Todd and Anatol through the
Todd literally made the hollow and round in real time and good time
from beginning to end. I note Ralph's comment about the lack of information
about fine tuning the completed planes. Ralph notes that time was of the essence
and to cover what was covered in 90 minutes was extraordinary. Another reason
was that when Todd completed the planes no final adjusting was necessary!
He is incredibly gifted. Todd explained and demonstrated all the steps necessary
to get to the final product. That no final adjusting was necessary was hard to
believe but I saw it with my own eyes.
I am reminded of the story that Carl Swensson told me about his decision
to take up hand tool woodworking. He attended a demonstration by a master
Japanese craftsman who handed one half of a dovetail joint around the room
for inspection as he made its mate. By the time the first piece returned to him,
the craftsman had completed the second and mated the two without further
adjustment. It would be nice to be so skilled.
Todd shows us the way to begin.