Mafe alias “toolmaker” do a great job on LJ figuring out jigs&tools we all can use. He do it in a simple way and explain it so everyone can understand it.
I know he has a big heart for planes. He got at least 70( i have counted them) and more will come.
He treasure them,use them,dont use them,sharping them,tell stories about them,well i could go on but to make it short he simply loves them!
So this evening i found out that some people claime the inventor of the hand plane is among others things a greek ARCHITECT :)
So dear Mafe this fit perfekt with all the things you make :)
Who invented here planer and when it happened is quite uncertain. Concepts (1956) have demonstrated shavings in Egyptian coffins, 2 half of the fourth century BC, derived from the Greek colonization of North Africa. How these shavings are obtained, however, is a question because I am from Egyptologist Elin Rand Nielsen, National Museum in Copenhagen, has received verbal information that hugspåner from a cutting ax may sometimes take the form of wood shavings, and the Egyptians knew and used the cut the axes. In addition, the planer requires the use of iron, and the famous Egyptians not to before the Romans came with it much later.
Several authors believe that it was the Greeks who developed planer. When it happened, is not known, but it is clear, however that already for nearly 2000 years ago, the fully developed as we know it today, with a wooden house (wood stick), an iron located in the anterior third of the stick, secured with a wedge (tense up against a cross pin in spånhullet).
It has also found Roman filings with bronzehus from this period, while the earliest iron filings, which I have knowledge, is German, but may never have been used as a tool.
Iron Planes have never been in general use before the end of the 1800s.
Some sources indicate that the Greek legend completely Daedalus (egl. “artist”, but probably just as much “craftsman”, inventor and architect) should be the perpetrator of the planer, but there have to date found no Greek planes of that age. The Greeks did have a name rhykané, which apparently means “wood”, but there are no reappeared archaeologically