Hello ladies and gents. As some of you may know tomorrow is the day of my good friend @arnold_richard hosts a charity fundraiser and open workshop here in Wilbarston, Northamptonshire. My own workshop will also be open to all. There are a host of wonderful tools up for auction, all donated by kind and generous members of the woodworking community from around the world. Why not check out his page and see what's up for grabs?! Last year I donated a special rebate plane in 5000 year old Bog Oak with an English Boxwood sole, dovetailed into the body. Since that went down so well here's a little something in the same vein 😀
This small smoother is 4 1/2" long fitted with a 1 1/8" iron. Once again in classy 5000 year old Bog Oak and English Boxwood, the sole of course attached with three tiny sliding dovetails. Boxing aside, a few other features set this plane apart from the normal OSM fare; The shaping of the wedge is a pattern I have never done before, likewise with it's very angular coffin profile, also the eyes are shorter than typical. I hope you'll agree all this adds up to a rather unusual little thumb plane!
The auction ends tomorrow, Saturday 3rd, 16:00 GMT. As with all the other lots, from tonight onwards the format will be 'silent auction'. To clarify: bids are submitted to @arnold_richard EMAIL ADDRESS ONLY (details found on his page) stating the final price you are willing to pay. In-person bids are also being accepted at the event itself. At 4pm whoever has submitted the highest amount wins the plane, simple. Worldwide postage is free and 100% of the money raised will go to @macmillancancer to help with the fantastic work they do. The highest bid is currently at £240. I beg you to be generous for this worthy cause! Good look and thank you!
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