“Dear Sir, A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with sitka top. I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce. The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them. It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career. Many Thanks. ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”
For years we carried an English made Stanley plane, however Stanley moved their manufacturing offshore and we weren't satisfied with the quality of the new plane. We experimented with a few planes and found the Indian-made Anant plane performed the best. This is a low angle block plane. It can be used on plastic, laminates, end grain, edges and touch-up work on any flat surface. The low angle blade is fully supported, thus minimizing annoying blade vibrations. It is accurately machined and finished with a durable high gloss enamel. The cutter sits at 13½ degrees. Overall plane length is six inches.