A grand deal for both of us and for Her Majesty who managed to
squirrel money out of me to let it in the country! Someone
should tell the Border control chaps that we have a "special
relationship!" Still, I am absolutely thrilled.
Those of you who may not be familiar with KNIGHT TOOLWORKS may
think them primitive but Steve was a rare genius, akin to Krenov,
caring more for fine functionality and performance than
But don't be fooled - his planes are extremely ergonomic, fit
beautifully in the hand and their balance ensures they are
superb users despite their bulky shape. I have shown the massive
jointer before which clearly demonstrates a refinement in the
two years since the fillister was made and it's a joy to analyze
After only a tickle of the Starrett O1 steel the fillister made
a perfect shoulder down the grain Tomorrow I will play across
the grain lowering the lethal nicker.
As Steve Knight no longer makes planes these are becoming
increasingly rare and thanks to Steve's marks easily catalogued
They will make fine additions to the American section of the
working museum and I plan to tune them further.
Here is a link to an excellent article Wiktor published,
written by Steve about the time he was making my jointer...
Fillister skewed iron alongside the beautifully lethal nicker.
This grub screw aligns the iron to the edge.
By adjusting it with the Allen wrench, perfectly locked
can be achieved and maintained.