It's all hacksaws and hand files for him (and an amazing Yates-American Y36 36" snowflake bandsaw for the wood parts). The prices are commensurate with the quality of the work, I assure you A basic smoother starts at $2k if I recall correctly, and they easily climb to the high four figures from there. He's an amazing artisan (as are you) with his craft honed over many many years.@marinosr Thanks for sharing this link. I was not aware of Mr. Sauer or his work. Impressive. After spending some time on his site I am curious about what tools he uses to cut out the plane sides and soles. Does he use a milling or CNC machine, or does he do this all with hacksaws and hand files?