Posts by Neil

Voices

Posted by on 20 Apr 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Voices

Voices, These are brass tools with a cone on one end and an inverted cone on the other end. They can be firmly banged onto the ends of the lead pipes on a church type, pipe organ, and altering the ends of the pipe, will tune the organ.

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Unusual ivory rule

Posted by on 1 Mar 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Unusual ivory rule

An ivory rule with a propelling pencil, an ink dip pen and two knife blades. The knife blades are stamped L.B. with Sheffield stamped underneath. Any information would be appreciated, please use “contact” on website.

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Norris # 2 dovetailed smoothing plane

Posted by on 1 Mar 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Norris # 2 dovetailed smoothing plane

An extremely rare Norris # 2 dovetailed smoothing plane. Rosewood infill, possibly 1909. From the collection of a member of the club.

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Hutchens Patent Shoot Board

Posted by on 1 Mar 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Hutchens Patent Shoot Board

This is a basic type of shoot board, 45 degrees is all you get, and there is no patent date that I can find. The operation of this shoot board differs from other makes in that you move the plane by working the handle as shown in the images. Not easy when you also have to hold the stock by hand. There appears not to have been any method of holding the stock mechanically other than by hand. I would guess that this was made in the UK, perhaps a limited production, I know of one other that was...

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