This English, plow plane
is just oozing with history.
Flat chamfers, uncapped stems, and wooden depth
stop all scream 18th century, and so it is. Made at some point before 1776, it's
creator was none other than John Cogdell of London.
He started his career as an apprentice of his
uncle, William Cogdell. I'm not sure quite what it is about this plane, is it
the beautiful patina, the signs of its hard life, or a sense or spirit within it
that cannot be described with mere words.
Whatever it is I have a soft spot for this