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  John Cogdell's Plow Plane by Richard Arnold  

 

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 beautiful plane.

Richard Arnold
April, 2017
Website: http://oldwoodplanes.co.uk/


 
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