Buying & Restoring Hand Tools with Ron Herman

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English Hand Tools with Jim Hendricks


 
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One great thing about handling loads of infill planes is that you get to recognize quality, even when it's heavily disguised.

 

I was busy working on e-BORE in the back room today when ALFIE! came rushing in telling me the man from Royal Mail Parcels was at the door! This was really helpful because I didn't hear the knock and he had a very special package for me.

One great thing about handling loads of infill planes is that you get to recognize quality, even when it's heavily disguised.

This ugly brute was one such example on eBay UK. Starting at a low price, the auction strangely timed to end at 8am on a Monday and nobody else seemed bothered so I was the only bidder.

Hidden in just one image was... for me, a magical mark...

ROBERT TOWELL, LONDON, ca. 1810-1850

Robert is considered to be one of the earliest commercial English infill plane makers and I have always wanted one but they go for silly money.

Now to the FRANKENPLANE bit. At some time a LONG while ago someone has removed the front infill and added a beech one with a strange steel knob! It is truly horrible!

Then the wedge has been replaced with a beech, strangely fitted with a brass screw!


 
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Alfie Shine
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Alfie Shine was researched and developed by Jim Hendricks for use on his extensive collection of rare and valuable woodworking hand tools.

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