From time to time I get involved in the conservation of this house in
Some tool-related information is here:
The custodians of the house have received a grant to make a video
explaining how the house was built, by hand, around 1908. I have
volunteered to help stage a 're-enactment' to demonstrate the process of
pit-sawing and hand planing the framing members and tongue-and-groove
I already have all the period-correct tools, except for one -- a
suitable wooden plane for putting beads on the boards used for wall and
If you have a wooden quarter-inch side bead plane, in user condition,
that you are prepared to part with for a moderate price, please get in
touch. If the tool is in Australia, so not expensive to ship, that would
be a bonus.
My backup plan is to use my Record 405 (Stanley 45 clone), but I am
guessing the original builders used a wooden moulder rather than a fancy
metal combination plane.
Morning - Looks like Josh's Hyperkitten has the needed plane up for sale,
albeit it's in the USA. Inventory number is MP4783.
On Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 8:13 PM Peter Marquis-Kyle <