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Blog series by toolchap updated 09-28-2011 11:29 AM 1 part 4481 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Adjustable compass plough plane

09-28-2011 11:29 AM 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 finall...

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