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Blog entry by A Slice of Wood Workshop posted 04-15-2012 07:14 PM 1510 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently purchased this old hand plane. I believe it is for making the tounges. Not 100% sure though. Does anyone have any ifo to share? Iron has Butch Sheffield on it and the plane has “W Copeland Warranted” on it. Any year range?

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood



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gavinzagreb

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 08:06 PM

Take a look at this.
http://www.tilthammer.com/bio/butch.html
I’d say it’s probably from them as I have seen reference to William Butch style Bowie knives, so it could be there’s a mix up with his name, or he used both Butch and Butcher.
Good find !

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 10:41 PM

Its a stick and rabbet plane for making sash. I have never seen one with a fence.
I have 2, one is fixed and the other is adjustable by screws.
IMHO

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#3 posted 04-16-2012 02:04 AM

Thanks for the pics. I went back and looked at the iron and the cutting edges aren’t offset at much as yours. I will have to tr it out on some 2×4’s tomorrow, I’m ver interested in what the design will be. I’m also recieving a wooden jointer plane tomorrow in the mail. Play time tomorrow.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 02:56 AM

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 03:17 PM

It seems the fence has been placed for a lefty; is it possible to place the fence on the other side?

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 03:36 PM

Dave- thanks for all the links. they are really helpful. I had just received my big 26” plane in the mail today. The handle was pretty beat up. What types of wood do you use to do replacement parts?

Sylvain- already switched the fence to the other side. seems like it doesn’t make a difference just have to take your shavings differently than being left handed.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 07:14 PM

Depending on the area of the plane. For a handle oak or harder. If its a sole I like jatoba or equal. Grain selection is most important.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#8 posted 04-23-2012 12:44 AM

Ok thats good. I have some left over oak I need to use up.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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