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Robert Bloxham - Banbury, Oxfordshire


 
  Robert Bloxham - Banbury, Oxfordshire, 1746-1778 by Jim Hendricks  


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 beautifully!

Apart from age patination this round is almost as it came from the workshop.

The third of five marks Robert had, putting it somewhere
in the 1760-70s at a guess.

Kerf cut to guide the plane.

Perfect round cut.

Jim Hendricks
My blog: KT Tools
Sevenoaks, Kent
England


October, 2017


 
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