Quality Is Everything
Wedge - 12 species available
Carbon Steel Iron
L. 2 5/8"
Shoulder planes of this size and quality are like gold dust in the wild, and the rarity doesn't lie in the width, but rather in the pattern.
As a cabinetmaker typically working on the smaller scaled pieces, I often had occasion for a miniature shoulder plane yet could never find one to my liking. Whether new or vintage the only planes available in this size were all 'bull nose' variants. Well and good if you want to sneak up into the end of a rebate or perform other stopped work.
Bull nose planes are a very useful addition to the toolkit but lets face it, not terribly versatile.
The Dram holds true to standard patterns, a generous toe ensures you can quickly and accurately register the sole along it's cutting path with ease. Believe me, this makes a huge difference in use!
The one piece body is made from solid Phosphor bronze, durable and beautiful metal that only gets better with age. As with all my work, every single aspect of this tool has been handmade by myself in my country workshop. The 3/8" Sheffield tool steel Iron is no exception and heat treated using my digitally controlled furnaces.
For the wedge material, twelve different species of exotic timbers are available to choose from, every one prime instrument grade and finished with either Shellac or Wax-oil, dependant on the chosen species. The bodies are ready to go, however as each wedge is made to order there is a one week lead time on Dram orders.
This is a great chance to own a little slice of handmade English quality, at a very reasonable price. Each Dram bears my OS,M. touch mark and is packaged in a foam fitted, wax sealed gift box.
Supplied as standard with a flat sole, however compassed soled is also available. Matched pairs will be fitted with consecutive cut wedges.
To purchase a Dram please fill out the form below, and I will reply with a full list of available timbers and payment details.
£225 each, plus shipping.