Identify a flea market find - wooden hand plane

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Forum topic by DW833 posted 06-23-2016 02:41 AM 1164 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-23-2016 02:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hand plane shoulder plane rabbet plane wooden hand plane

Got this at the flea market for $3. I think this is a rabbet plane, but I’m not sure. It may be a shoulder plane and could be used either way. It is 9 3/4 long, 2 3/4 in height and blade is exactly 1 inch wide. There isn’t a manufacturing mark on the plane. The blade has a small alligator on it.

Sanded it a little and added a coat of BLO. The blade cleaned up and sharpened better than I expected. Plenty of blade remaining and wanted to use it as a shoulder plane. I have a 3/4 medium veritas shoulder plane. Wanted this one to use as a wider shoulder plane.

The small hole looks shop made. I don’t see where a fence was ever used on it. So it could be a shoulder plane.
Also, couldn’t find a good video showing how to set blade depth and lock it in. Nothing is working for me.
Any suggestions on a good video is appreciated.

Sorry. Posted the pictures now.

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#1 posted 06-23-2016 03:02 AM

need pix svp

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#2 posted 06-23-2016 03:50 AM

Nice find on the shoulder plane.

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#3 posted 06-23-2016 10:28 AM

It’s a wooden rabbet plane, and the blade goes in bevel down. If you search you will find videos on them.

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