Gary

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Date registered: June 5, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Distinctive Norris A7 — May 14, 2017
  2. Info on coach making tools? — February 21, 2017
  3. Marples ‘Shamrock’ Tool Cabinet — January 7, 2017
  4. Get Andy turning again! — December 22, 2016
  5. Moseley & Simpson? — December 12, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Parry, of Old Street — 13 comments
  2. Being John Moseley — 12 comments
  3. Whatsit? — 10 comments
  4. Slideshow 1 – Goodbye to W.H.Clark — 9 comments
  5. Help with a name? — 8 comments

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Dec 11

Plenty more in it!

The old fella I bought a box full of tools from the other day certainly got his money’s worth from this Norris blade. I think I might end up cutting it into two and making a couple of nice little 1″ blades for some small scrapers, but for now it’s a nice …

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Nov 13

A few notes about fishing…

Despite the never-ending autumn and very mild winter, I’m looking ahead to spring and have started to sort out my fishing gear. In my youth, I was a member of Luton Angling Club and fished many a match on the Grand Union Canal, mostly on stretches through Leighton Buzzard, such as Grove …

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Sep 23

A nice find…

I cleared an old workshop yesterday and found this little gem. A Norris ’27’ bullnose plane in gunmetal with a steel sole. It has the later rosewood wedge (circa 1928), rather than the earlier ebony wedge (circa 1914). A lovely little plane I will put to good use on special projects.

Aug 12

Walke Moore router plane unboxing…

Back in March I put up a post about the Walke Moore router plane, a great-looking tool based on the scarce Preston 2500p. Bill Schenher over on Billy’s Little Bench has got one and has put up a video of the unboxing. It’s a nice plane with similar …

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Aug 11

The Brits!

There are some really lovely videos over on Jimi Hendricks’ Youtube channel from Richard Arnold’s charity sale day this year. The videos feature, amongst others, Richard Arnold showing us some plough plane technique, Shane Skelton with his new panel plane (being checked …

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