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Samuel Doggett Sr. Planes

Father and son planemakers Dedham, MA

S Doggett Sr. and S Doggett Jr. planes typically follow two separate trends of construction details. However, three transitional planes (two by the father and one by the son) have been identified as having been made at the time Samuel Jr.  finished his apprenticeship period, about the time of the Revolution. These three planes are approximately 10" long, have flat chamfers and chamfer stops that end with a step and a bold turnout. (See Doggett Sr. and Jr. New Information write-up.)

Samuel Doggett Sr.

Late Style, concurrent with apprenticeship of Samuel Jr.

Flat chamfers with a chamfer stops as a step and bold turnout (heavy gouge cut). The wedge follows the style of the "common" early design.

 Below, "common" early style planes with flat chamfers. Typically, 10 to 10+" in length, birch.

10" long tongue and groove pair.

 A possible design variant found in some of the earlier style molders; 1) the toes are rounded and 2) the intersection of the heel and top chamfers are defined by a distinct line [ridge], as opposed to the standard heel design which is a continuous curve from the heel to the top chamfer. (Thank you's to Mike Humphrey for his succinct chamfer description.)

Three 10" molders, earlier style, variant.

Closeups of the three "variant" toes.

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