I started this blog to restore a set of Bailey style bench planes for use in my shop. The more I have worked with handplanes, the more diverse my interests have become. I have been interested in Plough Planes for a while after reading about them on Patrick's Blood and Gore site and on Alf's Cornish Workshop web site. Alf has a lot of historical information on her web site as well as a user’s guide that shows how to tune and use a combination plane.
In addition to this, I read an entry in Chris Schwartz's blog about some new planes coming from Lee-Valley this fall. Lee Valley is releasing a new Plough plane based on the Record 044. The Record 044 is one of several planes that are unique to Record. Others are the 040, 043 and the T5.
All of this motivated me to purchase a Record 044 on ebay. This plane is used to cut dados of various sizes.
It comes with 7 blades and 2 sets of bars for the fence
In my hand for size
With a #4 bench plane
I also won a Record 043 and am waiting for it to arrive in the mail. One of these days I will get a Stanley 45 and take another step down the slippery slope.
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov