Richard Bloxham is perhaps the strangest planemaker in that his planes
don't usually conform to the recognized standard.
I have long been
fascinated by the evolution of planemaking in the provinces
following commercial beginnings in London.
Richard Bloxham is
perhaps the strangest in that his planes don't usually conform
to the recognized standard. His planes usually having rounded
toes and the maker's mark therefore usually appearing at the
bottom of the toe.
This example however,
very much conforms to the fast evolving style, indicating his
slow transition to the norm. It is also in near pristine
condition and after the iron was tickled lightly, performed
Apart from age patination this round is almost
as it came from the workshop.
The third of five marks Robert had, putting it
in the 1760-70s at a guess.
Kerf cut to guide the plane.
Perfect round cut.