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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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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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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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Very Rare SPIERS Plane

Very Rare SPIERS Plane

3rd November 2014

A dovetailed steel badger plane by Stewart Spiers of Ayr – rare just doesn’t cover it!Stewart Spiers was born in 1820 and began his working life as a cabinetmaker like his father. It is believed that he started making planes in the 1840s and soon earned a reputation for quality.It…

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