Well.. I don't have too much to say about those silly looking Euro Horned planes… except, after tinkering with a few, man these things can really cut!
A friend asked me to plane his coffee-table sized slab of burly Redwood, so he could make the Epic cribbage board.
I decided to put my Euros to the test, one was already set up as a cross cut scrub and it worked amazingly well! So I went down the line, a touch on the stones and paper and gave each a test run.
10" beech, 1 3/4" cutter; 8" beech 1 1/2" cutter; 10" home made?, 2" cutter; 9 1/4" 'Union cutter and chipper, 2"; 9 3/4" beech, 1 3/8" cutter. I almost have a feeling that each of these was hand crafted. They are unsigned.
Next photo, a group of better planes:
Albert & Lindner: Munchen Schutz Ulmia, 9 1/2", 1 7/8" cutter;
Nooitgedagt 9 1/2"X 2" cutter body and cutter signed;
Nooitgedagt 7" X 1 3/4" cutter
And… my favorite: Primus ECE Guarantie no. 012, with pitch adjustment(?), adjustable throat, Norris-style cutter adjuster, 9" X 2". This one is a great plane!
The Primus blows away my other euros, and this is the one I'd keep, what with so many features seldom seen in a wood-bodied plane. Love the cutter adjuster, 'm just not a big fan of tapping a cutter into the perfect position with a little hammer.
What cha got?? If you have a favorite horned beech plane, please post a pic, or at least comment on your experiences with this type of plane.