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Tools #2: My First Wood Bodied Plane!

04-08-2018 11:27 PM by ElroyD | 3 comments »

I found my first wood bodied plane, picked up today at a Whitehall, NY antiques store for about $16. There is some cracking in the body, but the sole looks good (maybe a very slight twist that can be flattened). The mouth isn’t overly chipped or broken. The tote fell off when I picked it up the second time to look at it, but that’s easily fixed (and allowed me a peek inside to see the manufacturing process). The maker’s stamps on the toe read “Eayrs & Co. Makers Nashua NH”. From what little I’ve been able to find, Eayrs worked in Nashua around 1850. The iron is marked “Dwights French & Co. Warranted Cast Steel”. Dwights & French ...

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