I bought a gidgee smoothing plane with tool steel blade from you when you were in Perth in April.
I had high expectations of it, so much so that I was in danger of being disappointed.
My expectations were exceeded however when I found what a brilliant lustrous surface your plane makes on Western Australian Jarrah.
Apart from superior plane construction, this must reflect some special quality in the blade metallurgy and heat treatment you use.
While I have other premium-performance smoothing planes, including the infill planes I made, their performance is beaten by your plane, and it is becoming my most reached for finish plane.
I mentioned these points to a meeting of the Hand Tool Preservation Society of WA last night, and a number of HNT Gordon plane users agreed that they also noticed a superior sheen after using your planes.