Picked up this 32” Jointer Plane at an antique store sale today. Looks in great shape, 2.5” iron is a bit nicked but was quite sharp. No marking on the plane itself, but has “Spear & Jackson” stamped on the iron. Looks original to the plane. I’m hoping I’ll be able to use it after a little tune up.
Can anyone tell me anything more about this style of plane? There’s a little wooden ‘button’ or something on the top near the front? Could this be a plug or something where a knob may have been attached?
Here it is along side my Veritas LA BU Jack for comparison:
-- Mike Guilbault, Penetanguishene, Ontario