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Early 18th Century Moulding Plane

Early 18th Century Moulding Plane

7th December 2016

A recent addition to a private collection is this early 18th century English moulding plane with wonderful features.With flat, very wide chamfers, fantastic shoulder detail and gouge cut finishes at the toe and heel.  The plane bears no obvious maker's mark but this is not unusual for planes of this…

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Barber & Genn 18th Century Back Saw

Barber & Genn 18th Century Back Saw

29th March 2016

A wonderful 18th century brass back saw by Barber & Genn of Sheffield.As any saw historian or collector will tell you, few 18th century saws survive today and those that do come to light are usually in a poor state.Not this one.The beechwood handle is the best I have seen…

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Rare OWEN Moulding Plane

Rare OWEN Moulding Plane

18th October 2014

An 18th century moulding plane by Owen, or is that Orven?Despite the ongoing efforts of a number of highly capable interested parties, little is known about Owen although enough planes have been discovered with this mark to make it safe to assume that he was a professional maker.The mark is…

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