I recieved the second Plough plane from the UK in the mail today. This one is the little sister of the Record 044 I showed in my last blog entry. This one is a small plough plane made by record and imitated by a couple of other manufactures including Marples. This plane is useful for quickly making groves in boards for drawers and similar applications.
Let me introduce the Record 043 to you. I’m show it next to my Lie-Nielson low angle block plane to give you a sense of scale. It was actually smaller than I was expecting. I’m going to clean this plane up and put it to good use in my shop. This one only came with a single blade. Normally they come with 3 blades (1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4”) and metric blades were available as an option. I’m going to have to find additional blades. In the interem, I can use blades from my Record 043.
Here is a view of the front of the plane.
Here is a side view
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