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Forum topic by Frypower posted 472 days ago 835 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Frypower

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472 days ago

I found this panel raiser plane in a barn on my wife’s family farm in Gates County North Carolina and after cleaning it up a bit I found the makers Mark ( I.Cox) did some research on line but couldn’t find much info besides that he was a early 19th century plane maker from the UK and he sold alot of his hand planes to cabinet makers here in the US. Not sure how it ended up here but I know that my wife’s grandfather was carpenter back in the early 1900’s.
I know little to nothing about planes so was hoping someone could tell me what kind of plane it is and something about the maker. I have attached a picture of hand plane and the makers mark ( hard to see)
Also looking for advice on where I can find a wedge and cutting iron that may fit ( preferably from the same era)

Thanks in advance for any help / info you can provide. ( My curiosity is getting the better of me)


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#1 posted 472 days ago

It looks like it’s a side Rabbet / Rebate plane, or perhaps a panel raiser.

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#2 posted 471 days ago

The hand tools forum is probably a better spot, but I’m not sure if it can be moved now. Anyway there is a book “British plane makers from 1700” by Goodman that is out if print but may have more information on the maker. It may be a pretty minimal entry though, I’m not sure. You might find the book through inter library loan or eBay or other used book stores.

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lwllms

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#3 posted 471 days ago

According to Goodman’s British Planemakers from 1700 (3rd edition) John Cox, likely two generations was a Birmingham maker from 1770 to 1843. To me your panel raiser appears to be late 18th Century or early 19th Century. The rounded chamfers suggest later rather than earlier.

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lwllms

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#4 posted 471 days ago

BTW, here’s another by the same maker:

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#5 posted 470 days ago

Thanks for the feedback ! Any ideas where I can find a wedge and cutting iron that may fit ( preferably from the same era)

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lwllms

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#6 posted 470 days ago

You may be able to find an 18th Century uncut single iron. of the right width, from one of the antique tool dealers or from eBay. You’ll have to grind it to match your plane. You’ll also have to make the wedge. You’ll want well seasoned dead flat sawn beech for the wedge. Here are photos of the wedge and iron from the plane above. I forgot to take a camera to the shop this morning so these rather poor photos were taken with my cell phone.

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