Carving Tools

You rarely hear me banging on about tools, but Christopher Storb posted this excellent article about some London carving tools and their history on his blog yesterday.

Jack Plane

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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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One Response to Carving Tools

  1. Jack,
    Thanks for the kinds words. Ultimately, I’m interested in the technological changes that were occurring in during the Industrial Revolution as it happened through the nineteenth century and if this can be perceived in the carving tools. Admittedly the changes will be subtle, but the number of tools produced per day or week must have changed dramatically between 1800 and 1900, so to the size and mechanization of the shop and factories in which they were produced. The histories of some of the makers has begun to be written but now we need a chronology of the tools themselves, with images. Undeniably a niche slice of history!
    Chris

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