Back in 2011 we looked at a plane for shaping wood. It seemed time to look at another. It has come from the Gye workshops, but was not owned by a Gye as we shall see.
Here is the plane.
There are many people (our curator is one) who love the simple elegance of these old hand tools. This particular plane has been designed to create an attractively shaped moulding as we can see from underneath.
We can see the oddly curved blade end poking through here, matching the wooden base of the plane and giving an idea of the moulding shape that can be created with this plane.
We can’t date this but it could be late Victorian or maybe early twentieth century.
Like many a carpentry tool, the owner’s name has been stamped in to it. On this plane both ends carry this mark.
Here we have the very familiar name of J Sainsbury and we also see what we guess is a maker’s mark – T&W.
Sad to say, we have not identified just which of the many J Sainsburys this one was.