Ian Houghton has sent me some pictures of his lovely work.
Below is an embossing plate he made.
A page of some of Ian's marks.
This mark is for branding.
Ian Houghton's apprentice/partner Ian with stamps for marking telegraph poles.
Some hand engraving.
Ian Houghton has just made me these 2 beautiful mark, the tiny one measures 9/16" x 3/16" and the big one is 1 5/8" x 3/4".
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I have put all my marks on the end of this boxwood carvers mallet which was sent to me through the post. It is a really nice piece of boxwood.
My First Engraved Plane By Ian Houghton.
Ian has always wanted to engrave one of my planes and like wise, I have always wanted him to engrave one for me. At last we got together, Ian had a free hand with the design and I am delighted with the result.
At a later date I would love him to engrave 1 or 2 of my metal planes.