Feb 11

G.Miller shoulder planes

Quick post about two lovely shoulder planes I recently found. The maker is G.Miller, of 24 Ampton St, Grays Inn Road, London. He was active at this address between 1890 and 1914. Miller, late to plane-making, concentrated mainly on shoulder planes, but his chariot planes are also lovely, and a little rarer. Miller did not always add his stamp and indeed only the smaller plane of these two is marked. The shoulder planes are made from gunmetal, which was typical of Miller’s style, with a thin steel sole ‘sweated’ on with silver solder. The infills on the planes are made from ebony.

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  1. Anonymous

    are these for sale? or are they in your collection, Ive just sold the one on my site, they look nice dont they.

  2. Gary

    For the collection I think, Gary. They’re pretty much perfect condition. Smaller one is very clean, almost too clean (!), but can’t see any obvious cleaning marks. The ebony wedges are sort of unbelievable, they way they fit so well.

  3. gary

    I dont blame you mate, Miller made some nice planes, although ive come across most planes made by them Ive not come across a jointing plane, these must be rare if they did make one.

  4. Simon

    Oh my, very nice, I’m getting a bit hot under the collar!! Nope, I cant remember ever seeing a jointing either?

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