The float has arrived and is soon to be sharpened and used. In the meantime, and following on from the comment about the details of the plane, I’ll try and share some of the Mathieson magic. On that note: A very big thank you to anyone who has made the time to leave a comment on my posts. One of the things I enjoy most is discussion so please keep them coming!
I’ve contrasted Mr M with my “tidy” wooden jack that I typically use as a small trying plane rather than the fast stock remover I hope my Mathieson clone will become. The length of the two tools is the typical 17″ you would expect; also they both have tapered cutting irons with the addition of a cap iron. All as expected.
However, working on from there a few significant differences present themselves. First of all the pitch. Lining up both planes side by side the escapements line up perfectly.
However, as is suggested by the photo, Mr M has a lower pitch, this is further confirmed when you see where the mouth terminates at the sole.