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Uncommon Panel Plane by C BAYFIELD of Nottingham

Uncommon Panel Plane by C BAYFIELD of Nottingham

6th October 2018

A scarce infill panel plane by C BAYFIELD of Nottingham.Known more for his unusual rebate planes, panel planes by BAYFIELD rarely turn up and those that do are soon snapped up by avid collectors.This example is in excellent condition and has the distinctive lever cap screw and front infill associated…

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PRESTON No.1368 D Shoulder Rebate Plane

PRESTON No.1368 D Shoulder Rebate Plane

8th July 2018

A fine example of the largest of PRESTON's patent adjustable shoulder rebate planes.The 1368 range was made up of 5 different size planes from the 5 inch long 5/8 inch wide No.1368 through to the largest No.1368D at 81/4 inches long and 11/2 inches wide.Fully nickle plated, these planes had…

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Miniature Moulding Planes by MARPLES?

Miniature Moulding Planes by MARPLES?

14th May 2018

A group of 16 miniature moulding planes or thumb planes.Pairs of No.2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 hollows and rounds, a straight rebate or rabbet plane, square ovolo, astragal and centre bead.The hollows and rounds and rebate are 4 3/16 inches long and stamped 'AW' on the toes.  11…

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Fantastic Robert Marples Try Square

Fantastic Robert Marples Try Square

15th February 2018

A wonderful oversize brass plated ebony try square by Robert Marples of Sheffield.This unique square was discovered in 2017 and is now part of a private collection.The blued blade is 3 foot in length and ornately etched over is entire front surface.As usual with any item of this rarity it…

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An Unusual Norris Panel Plane - by Mathieson?

An Unusual Norris Panel Plane - by Mathieson?

31st December 2017

On first impressions this is a typical 13 1/2 inch dovetailed Norris No.1 panel plane with rosewood infill.  Closer inspection reveals some unusual features.The most obvious difference to other Norris panel planes is the mark on the gunmetal lever cap.  The usual Norris mark is of 'NORRIS' over 'LONDON' with…

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Unrecorded 18th Century Moulding Plane by T HALL

Unrecorded 18th Century Moulding Plane by T HALL

26th October 2017

An unusual and interesting early moulding plane.This plane has many of the features associated with the early English makers of the 18th century and before including its length of 97/8 inches, flat and wide chamfers, deep gouge cuts to the toe and heel, fillet between the shoulder and upper stock,…

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MOSELEY Thumb Screw Plough & Fillister Planes

MOSELEY Thumb Screw Plough & Fillister Planes

13th August 2017

A very rare pair of thumb screw adjustable plough and sash fillister planes by John Moseley of London.Similar planes typically have wedge adjustable fences but this unusual pair of planes have hollowed out fence arms with thumb screw adjusters.  This configuration allows fine and precise adjustment.The plough is marked 'J.MOSELEY…

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SPIERS Mitre Plane

SPIERS Mitre Plane

7th June 2017

Back in October 2015 we published images of a wonderful little used 28 inch dovetailed jointer plane by SPIERS of Ayr, from a private collection.  The jointer was found in a tool chest in near original condition and the owner explained that a mitre plane was also in the chest.We…

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Old Wooden Planes

Old Wooden Planes

7th May 2017

If old wooden planes are your thing then Richard Arnold's collection is something to behold.  Both Richard's knowledge and enthusiasm for subject, especially early wooden plough planes, is much appreciated by those that have enjoyed one of his talks on the subject.Richard, a full time woodworker, occasionally opens his workshop…

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A Wonderful Collection of Miniature Planes

A Wonderful Collection of Miniature Planes

21st March 2017

Sometimes you just never know 'what's in the box' and this small unassuming wooden box certainly reveals an unexpected surprise.Packed full with 27 rosewood and boxwood planes plus a few squares and templates.  All apparently produced by the same craftsman.There are pairs of hollows and rounds, smoothers plus tailed and…

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