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Feb 21

Info on coach making tools?

This beautiful coachmakers plough plane went past my limit last week on a well-known auction site. I should have gone higher, but a limit is a limit. It’s a stunning tool with a fence that will work around curves, such as a coachmaker might require.
I have had so many coachmaker-related tools of this kind pass through my lock-up, I’m more and more keen to find a book that shows the variety and uses of all the different types. Like coopering, the art is now pretty much lost, but if anyone has information on a great book out there that deal with all the various challenges with coach building, or if you know of a good book about the tools used, please let me know.
Meanwhile, here’s the stunning plough I really should have gone higher on… 😉







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  1. tom

    Are you familiar with : M. T. Richardson, PRACTICAL CARRIAGE BUILDING ?

  2. Richard

    What book is that then. I’m interested in old woodworking tools. And I’d like to take a look at the above mentioned book. I don’t suppose that you would have the barcode number handy by any chance. For the above mentioned book,
    M. T. Richardson, PRACTICAL CARRIAGE BUILDING ? If you do e/m/a/I/l/r/I/c/h/a/r/d/h/a/r/r/I/e/s/1/9/6/9/@g/a/I/l/./c/o/m/ I welcome any correspondence from anyone who has a copy of this book. Or knows where I can buy this book. That’s after I have had the chance to have a read up on the book in question. When I google the barcode number.

  3. Andrew

    How much did this go for in the end?

  4. Gary

    In the low £200’s, if memory serves.

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