Record 03C Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Smoothing Planes
Plane Type: Smoothing
Model No: 03C
The Record smoothing plane number 03C is identical to the
Record 03 plane
difference being the sole of the 03C is corrugated; a series of parallel
grooves running the length of the sole.
This type of sole is referred to as a corrugated sole. The 'C' in the model number '3C' stands for 'corrugated'.
The idea behind the corrugated plane is the sole has less friction when planing, particularly as the board becomes true. The smoothness of the planing can be improved further by lubricating the sole with oil/wax etc.
Length Of Sole: 200mm (8 inch)
Weight: 1.47kg (3 1/4lbs)
Body and frog: high grade cast iron
Lever cap: high grade cast iron with a plated finish
Cap iron: best quality steel
Depth adjuster wheel/nut: brass
Handle and Knob: Rosewood or Beech
Plane finish: blue
Record 03C Plane Blade / Cutter
Material: crucible cast tungsten steel
Width: 45mm (1 3/4 inch)
"No 03" - (raised) found at the front of the plane
"Record" - (raised) found at the rear of the plane
"Made in England" - (raised) found at the rear of the plane
"Record" - set in relief on the lever cap face
1931 - 1993
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