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Building handplanes #1: Adjustable compass plough plane

932 days ago by toolchap | 8 comments »

A while back I mentioned a commission for a circular plough plane similar to the Falconer plane. The client wanted it to look as close as possible to the original. Now research only brought 5 photographs to light and armed with these, I had to start delving into the mind of the designer and how to overcome the myriad of problems this plane presented. To be frank, I would rather rebuild a Stanley 55 in bronze than this little beauty with its problem plethora. After many weeks I am finally ready to start the finishing of components and the assembly. I have showed the plane in component parts for those of you who are interested.

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