The HTPAA is not able to hold its Antique & Collectable Tool Market in the regular indoor venue due to COVID restrictions.
We have arranged to have an outdoor market on Sunday 21st March at the National Steam Centre, 1200 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby. (Eastlink Freeway adjoins the Steam Centre).
This is the venue where the HTPAA hold displays during the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club's annual Steamfest held on the March long weekend.
The Tool Market will be on a lawned area and will will run from 9am to 2.30pm.
Entry will be $5 per person.
Please see the flyer for further details including contacts and a map of the general location.
Jas McLaren woodworking Planes were made around the late 1800s to early 1900s in Melbourne.
McLaren Coffin Smoother Plane with Closed Tote
Marked with his name. The base is dovetailed steel, 7 5/8 " long, cutter 2¼" and Blackwood infill.
Marked with McLaren's name.
McLaren Coffin Smoother Plane with Open Tote
McLaren Coffin Smoother Plane with Norris-type Adjuster
McLaren Parallel-sided Smoother Plane with Open Tote
Marked with his name. The base is dovetailed steel, 7⅝" long, cutter 2 1/4" and Blackwood
Marked McLaren Parallel-sided Smoother with Open Tote
Shoulder Plane inscribed with McLaren's name
This is thought to be of
Scottish provenance, and bought out when McLaren emigrated to Australia.
Details of the McLaren's Inscription on the Shoulder Plane
Shoulder Plane Stamped with McLaren's Mark
McLaren's Mark from the Shoulder Plane
Unmarked McLaren Panel and Jointer Planes
Both open tote with Blackwood infill. Jointer is 20½" long,
cutter 2½" and Panel is 15⅜" long, cutter 2½".
Unmarked McLaren Panel Plane
Open tote. 15⅜" long, cutter 2½" and with Blackwood infill.
Unmarked McLaren Parallel Smoother Plane with Open Tote
Typical Mark on McLaren's Brass Adjuster
Additional information and images of McLaren Planes can be found at http://www.petermcbride.com/mclaren/
The HTPAA welcomes any additional information, pictures and ephemera relating to these tools or any other Australian Makers.
Contact the Australian Collection Curator.