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3 Scratch Carved Boxwood Thumb Planes

16th July 2016

A wonderful group of three boxwood thumb planes with scratch carved illustrations.

3 Scratch Carved Boxwood Thumb Planes

A recent find in a Patternmaker's tool chest, the group consists of two hollow and one fluting plane.  Obviously craftsman made and also possibly only part of an original and much larger group.

3 Scratch Carved Boxwood Thumb Planes

Each of the planes has scratch carved illustrations. The fluting plane has a man's head on one side with that of a lady on the other, one of the hollows shows a religious scene and the other a pierrot clown.

3 Scratch Carved Boxwood Thumb Planes

3 Scratch Carved Boxwood Thumb Planes

3 Scratch Carved Boxwood Thumb Planes

3 Scratch Carved Boxwood Thumb Planes

These planes are very small, the fluting plane is 21/8 inches long and 5/16 inch wide, the smaller hollow is 2 inches long and 5/16 inch wide with the other hollow being 21/8 inches long and 5/8 inch wide.

3 Scratch Carved Boxwood Thumb Planes

A fantastic find now part of a private collection.

Enjoy the photos.

Robert Leach

OLD HAND TOOLS