This shot of reader Volvo Luber’s Japanese block plane is just short of tool pr0n. I love shiny, rich-looking wood in the first place, but this has a nice simplicity to it that cannot be denied.
I would collect this type of thing myself, but the prices normally associated with planes of this nature are more than my budget can afford to swell in most cases, so I must be content with the less flashy variety you might find at the local big box. If you’re into this kind of Japanese plane, check out the others in Luber’s collection. It’s enough to make you drool.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]