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J.Fox & Sons spokeshave

by BrentParkin
posted 10-02-2017 12:58 AM


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Loren

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#1 posted 10-02-2017 01:03 AM

There wasn’t much barrier to entry for a carpenter
to get into manufacturing wooden planes. There
still isn’t. A handful of wood plane makers became
large going concerns. Mostly the smaller manufacturers
didn’t grow much. Even 19th century makers of
cast-iron machinery aren’t very well documented.
It was the industrial age and a lot of creative people
tried their hands.

I never heard of the maker, but that’s no surprise.
A lot of wood planes are stamped even more
obscurely. You can set up ebay to notify you if
a plane from the maker shows up.

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Tim

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#2 posted 10-02-2017 01:28 PM

That looks like a really nice shave.

Maybe someone with one of the plane maker reference books will see this and have a chance to look up that maker. I don’t know if they would be listed if they didn’t also make planes, but there’s a decent chance they did. If no one does see this, post in the Handplane of you dreams thread and more people will see it.

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#3 posted 10-02-2017 01:59 PM

I’ve not heard of the maker. Nice little shave.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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