Some years ago, I was gifted a Clark & Williams try plane. I was hooked immediately by the beauty, simplicity, elegance, workmanship and performance. I always thought I would add one of their smoothers to my arsenal. Then C&W changed their name to Old Street Tools. The planes were the same but having the Clark and Williams names on the plane was important to me. In a bit of serendipity, Chris Schwarz listed a plane for sale on his blog. Just what I wanted plus the added provenance of Chris! This makes this plane very special for me and I will treasure it along with my C&W try plane.