Peter McBride
Melbourne, Australia.

Updated :- 13 November, 2007 


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  Tool Making and Restoration - GALLERY
My aim is to make tools I can use, and I generally take my inspiration from some of the magnificent tools made in the mid to late 1800's, when decoration on a tool was there for it own sake, and perhaps to inspire the user. Steel, brass and exotic woods combine to make beautiful tools that are a pleasure to use in my workshop, and hopefully an heirloom for my family to have and to use for many generations.

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Dovetailed smoothing  plane.

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Skew mouth rebate chariot plane.

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A couple of block planes.

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Restored shoulder plane.

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Replacement handles.

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More handles.

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Carving mallets.

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Restored 12 inch level, damaged boxwood replaced with Indian Rosewood.


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Engraved dovetailed bullnose chariot plane.

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Small smoother, pictured next to a full size plane.

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Small brass scraper with a steel plate on the sole.

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Restored shoulder plane.

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Restored smoothing plane.

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Rosewood bow saw for coping blades

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Marking knife