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Seizas and Planes by Ellie

For my final project, I made 3 krenov-style hand planes; each in oak with a London plane wedge.

All are designed for different jobs. The largest is a jack plane N⁰ 6. 

The middle-sized plane has been designed to work the convex seated side of the seiza benches.

The smaller plane is a finishing plane N⁰4.


As a side project, I also made a series of seiza meditation benches. I had wanted to make one ever since I first saw one.

I made three – two in oak and one in London Plane. 


Once reaching the finishing stages of the planes and seiza I was able to return my focus to the final course set piece, a steam-bent cabinet.

In doing so I have resolved the design for the internal shelving and doors”.