On this topic on Handplane Central - when I find it I'll post it here. Made from a Shepherd kit, delivered to my shop in late 05 (after a bit of hoo haa with late delivery). Dovetailed steel and brass with a cocobolo infill. Took about 20 hours to build. Customised:. 1) chipbreaker/backiron is heavily chamfered and polished. 2) sides are screwed-on, not riveted (peined/peened). 3) wood is shaped in curves and sharp lines - the traditional shape is more dubbed-over (rounded), and to my eye not as stylish.
Malcolm Macpherson legacy resources
A series of articles on contemporary Central Otago topics and themes, written for the Lakes and Central Otago News. Feeling Good. Brain Drain. Memorials. Wilding Pines. Undiscovered Otago. Waitangi Day. (We make our own) Good Fortune. Mitchells Cottage. The Mayor being Mother. Being mayor is not all about meetings and opening new town halls. It also involves those everyday tasks of pouring tea and doing the cleaning. On the Alexandra Blossom Festival. Speeches by the Mayor. Texel Sheep Breeders Conference.