Went for a little field trip the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Its a nice little place to visit. They say they have about 3000 planes but most of the tools seem to be tucked away in storage downstairs. I was told the curator does take people down to see the whole collection but he wasn’t around the day I was there. Maybe I will have better luck the next time I go.
There was a room full of woodies of all shapes and sizes though.
I found this jointer plane pretty interesting.
They even had a little workshop to play with a few tools. The plane really needed sharpening. It had 7 or 8 nicks across the blade.
And if you ever wanted to know the history of the nail.
Or wanted to see an old foot powered mortiser (sorry about the blurry pic).
-- Greg in Ontario, Canada