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SPIERS Jointer Plane

27th October 2015

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A wonderful little used 28 inch dovetailed SPIERS jointer plane, from a private collection.

With only minor surface rust and a few paint splashes this plane is in excellent condition with the majority of the original finish on the rosewood infill still intact.

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Pronounced extensions at the toe and heel, this plane has a very low and graceful profile. Stamped ‘SPIERS AYR 28’ near the toe.

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Fitted with a thick, laminated, 2.1/2 inch iron with matching cap iron, both carrying the STUART SPIERS marks. The gunmetal lever is marked ‘STUART SPIERS REGD’ in script.

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I have tried to find another example of such a long jointer by SPIERS, but with no luck so far.  Could this one be unique?

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If you weren’t already jealous of the owner of this fantastic plane, he explained that when found in the bottom of a tool chest, it was nestled next to a similarly good SPIERS mitre plane!

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Enjoy the photographs.

Robert Leach
OLD HAND TOOLS