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Moroccan Infill Smoothing Plane by David Winder

Moroccan Infill Smoothing Plane by David Winder

26th October 2019

An interesting recently produced infill smoothing plane by David Winder.Following a recent trip to Morocco David produced this wonderful adjustable infill smoother.The infill, 'bull horn' handle and tip of the lever cap screw are in Thuya burl, from the Thuya tree, a native Moroccan conifer.  Thuya burl, from the part…

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Lancashire Pattern Plane

Lancashire Pattern Plane

7th October 2019

A wonderful example of a Lancashire pattern plane from a private collection.Lancashire pattern planes are normally craftsman made although examples are known by Moseley of London and Gardner of Bristol.All are attractive in their own right but this one is a little different than most.Usually handled however the infill on…

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18th Century Chisel by John Green

18th Century Chisel by John Green

6th July 2019

A scarce early paring chisel tang by John GREEN of Sheffield.This 18th century chisel has some wonderful features including:The slightly bevelled edges.The graceful sweep from the bolster to the shoulders, over a length of 3 inches with this chisel.The tapered blade, 2 inches wide at the cutting edge tapering down…

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A Wonderful Mitre Plane

A Wonderful Mitre Plane

15th April 2019

A wonderful cast infill mitre plane.With extended toe and heel, shapely brass bridge, figured rosewood infill, sneaked 1 1/2 inch iron and the tightest of mouths this plane is the kind that every antique infill plane collector would wish to own.Testament to the craftsmanship of its maker, this plane is…

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STANLEY 54 Plow & Rabbet Plane

STANLEY 54 Plow & Rabbet Plane

5th February 2019

A rare American STANLEY No.54 plow (or plough) & rabbet plane.Only produced for a short period between 1937 and 1949 the No.54 is identical to the No.50 apart from the lack of spurs and a depth stop on the sliding section.  The No.54 also came with pairs of long and…

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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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