We were at Salon des métiers d’art de Montréal last December. These shows are great because there is always someone crafting something interesting. Here are some spoons crafted by Joe la Cuillère. They are made of maple and extremely ergonomic, available in both left- and right-handed forms. They are available in different sizes, but what I like is the large surface area, and the fact that they have a straight edge, a cupped side, and a 90 degree corner to allow access into a pot’s corner or along the walls. The only thing to do with them before using them is give them three layers of oil – the suggested oil is walnut oil, which polymerizes into a hard solid film after exposure to air.
I’m moving the travel, and any food posts to my other food, travel, and photo blog… partially because they don’t seem to mesh with the tools, and woodworking.
The Record No.102 is a doppelgänger of the Stanley No.102. Manufactured from 1932 until 1974 it is a non-adjustable block plane. The blade is held in position by a nickel-plated knurled wheel, which sets is apart from its Stanley brethren, who often had a much flimsier mechanism. The Stanley 102 in comparison was a more poorly constructed plane, with japanning covering the entire plane save the sole. The body casting itself was very similar including the circular-depression (for the index finger) at the toe of the plane in lieu of a knob. The Record No. 0102 block plane is non-adjustable in either depth of cut or lateral movement.
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Width: 1-5/8″ in the centre (tapered to either end)
Blade: 1-3/8″, tungsten steel
Blade angle: 24º
Weight: 7/8 pounds
Construction: cast iron
Finish: blue enamel (inside plane body)
Trimmings: blue enamel (lever cap)
Adjustable mouth: No
Depth adjustment: No
Lateral adjustment: No
Lever cap set: knurled wheel, and cross-bar
Markings: RECORD, 0102, MADE IN ENGLAND