Record special edition Calvert Stevens smoothing plane
A used and well cared for RECORD Calvert Stevens CS88 smoothing plane
This special edition CS88 smoothing plane was introduced in 1988 and was only manufactured until 1990
The CS refers to Martin Calvert (production engineer) and Mel Stevens (plane productionmanager) who developed the plane and included various innovations used in earlier planes, such as a Stay Set type cap iron and a Norris style adjuster
These heavy wide smoothing plane weigh in at a little over 6 pounds, and were meant to fill the gap left by the earlier English infill planes, much loved by Cabinet Makers
Each limited edition planes has its production number cast into the body under the rear handle
Fitted with a good length 2 3/8 inch blade iron marked 'RECORD MADE IN ENGLAND'
Hardwood handles made of Indian rosewood
Gunmetal lever cap
Retains 99% of its green enamelled finish
All parts move freely and tighten securely
A few minor surface scratches from workshop use
10¼ inches overall length x 2⅜ inches wide
A good example of an uncommon hand plane.
will need sharpening and honing before use to suit own needs