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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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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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