Picture This XXXII

“Yes…I’ll have a pound of glue please, and one of your finest four-foot long, 3-1/2″ wide London-pattern in-cannel gouges.”


Lot 166 in Christie’s Out of The Ordinary Sale (South Kensington, London, on the 3rd of September, 2014) is this rather large trade display model of a gouge.

Jack Plane

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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3 Responses to Picture This XXXII

  1. erle b says:

    So, Jack, i’ve seen the term ‘London pattern’ used before, what can you tell us about it?


    • Jack Plane says:

      I’m not a tool fanatic and don’t really know that much about them, but I’ve always known these octagonal and turned handles as London pattern handles. They seem to have been the preserve of top line bench chisels.

      Conversely, while the handles of some carving tools are octagonal, London pattern carving tools are cigar-shaped!



  2. Wonderful. Just spent happy time catching up on reading your blog. New country residence looks great. Looking forward to the book. Hope you are well. And the shop dogs. :D
    I’m still turning. Like me on Face book. ( you don’t have to really. But that is what everyone says isn’t it? :) ) https://www.facebook.com/Thingsofclayandwood1


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