Here are some pics of a beautiful plane I picked up yesterday. A Mathieson mitre plane in fine condition. It has the original Mathieson snecked iron and a mouth that is so tight you can barely see light when the blade is in. A stunning plane for any collector, especially one who collects this maker. if you are interested in buying this plane, please get in touch at email@example.com. Sensible offers only please.
I haven’t popped any of the woodwork on this plane, and don’t intend doing so, particularly, but a reader of the blog, Paul Blanche, sent me a picture of the likely construction of the front bun, (below).
One reply on “Mathieson mitre plane”
Nice mitre, and the Math with this type of stamp are rare as you would know.
I would love to make you an offer but unfortunately I would not be able to afford it.
have you removed the front infill and taken a look? sometimes they are made of 3 pieces … 2 prime select pieces of rosewood set on a square block of wood. I think the lever screw is a replacement, the plane body, the lever, the front bun all are Spiers designs. You probably already know Spiers made planes for Mathieson (early on) as did Norris later on, still the Math planes with this stamp are rare indeed.