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Early 18th Century ELLIS WRIGHT Moulding Plane

Early 18th Century ELLIS WRIGHT Moulding Plane

3rd January 2021

A nice example of one of the rarest English moulding planes.Ellis WRIGHT was apprenticed to Francis Purdew in 1706 and both men are probably best known for the similar maker's mark style found on their planes.Both marks were oval and Purdew planes were marked on the side of the stock…

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Worth Saving? 18th Century Cupids Bow Panel Plane

Worth Saving? 18th Century Cupids Bow Panel Plane

2nd November 2020

An interesting and early small panel plane.Found earlier this year buried in a box of other, later, moulding planes under a bench in deepest Lincolnshire.At first glance it looked as sorry as all the other wooden planes in the box. The woodworm beetle's offspring had enjoyed their feast, imagine how…

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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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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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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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Francis Purdew Moulding Plane

Francis Purdew Moulding Plane

10th August 2014

Francis Purdew is one of the earliest known English planemakers, active as early as the 1680s up until the late 1720s.This plane is a recent find, hidden at the bottom of a tool chest containing a quantity of poor quality items from the 20th century, needless to say it put…

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