Tuesday 19 June 2012

Tim Smith mitre plane.

On my recent visit to David Stanley auctions I met Tim Smith a fine cabinet maker and budding plane maker. I ordered one of his fine little mitre planes which arrived yesterday, the packaging reflects his attention to detail.

Although styled on a traditional mitre he has added some little touches of his own.

An 18th century style makers mark.

The holly mouth closer has been set extremely fine .

The plane is 5 1/2" long with a 1 1/8" wide blade, a nice handy size.

The plane disassembled.

Removing the blade revealed an additional inset mark which is another nice touch. Although I studied Latin at school I wasn't very good and it was a long time ago! My son helped out,'made by Smith 2012'.

A shot of the tapered holly mouth closer.

The cast steel blade was immaculately prepared and it was no surprise that it performed superbly. I think you'll be seeing more of plane maker Tim Smith.

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