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Forum topic by Dennisgrosen posted 11-21-2010 09:16 PM 1723 views 0 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dennisgrosen

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11-21-2010 09:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: handplane handtool tool plane

I got this werd plane thrugh a toolbuy I won and it was in the bottom of the box when it arived
I have looked trugh several handplanebooks and internet site´s and can´t find the answer is it a plane
used to make windows , doors , cabinets , box´s or is it simply a very sophisticated form for
toe-nail cleaner and cutter.

and how is it used

here is some pictures from different angles


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I wuold realy preciate all the help you can give me on this type of tool
Dennis


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Wes Giesbrecht

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#1 posted 11-21-2010 09:22 PM

Sharpen it, set it up and try it. You’ll soon see what it does. No?

-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm

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#2 posted 11-21-2010 10:16 PM

Usually with a plane with a riving knife its used to mold across the grain.

-- Doug...

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patron

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#3 posted 11-21-2010 10:18 PM

some kind of ‘v’ groove
or spline plane

don’t really know

so yea
crank it up
and let’s see what it does

imagine all you can do with it
it could change your life lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 11-21-2010 10:20 PM

Dennis,

Interesting tool. Looks to me like a homemade scratch stock. I am thinking someone used this to put a decorative edge on a board. Traditionally, they would use different shaped irons to create different profiles like one would use an edge router bit for today.

Thanks for sharing,

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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newbiewoodworker

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#5 posted 11-21-2010 10:32 PM

Maybe to make dados? I know back in the 1700s they certainly didnt have table saws… and I am sure someone would have come up with something like that, rather than chiseling the dados…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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#6 posted 11-21-2010 11:36 PM

Looks like a side rabbet plane, after a fashion.

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lwllms

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#7 posted 11-22-2010 12:28 AM

I’m thinking it’s a coping plane of some sort. How long is it? what is the width of the groove it cuts? Were there sash or stair building/hand railing tools in the tool chest?

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#8 posted 11-22-2010 02:08 AM

Dennis I have seen something like this a long time ago an old carpenter Jack McMaster had a box of really interesting planes & there was a matched pair of them that were similar they had 2 blades and were used for cutting rule joints on the edge of a drop leaf table one blade cut the cove the other cut the quirk,it may be half of a pair but I could be wrong
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#9 posted 11-22-2010 02:13 AM

I am thinking it could be used for one half of a rule join. It would set the height with the sole of the drop leaf.

-- Mel,

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#10 posted 11-22-2010 03:20 AM

lwllms : I sorry I have forgot to messure the planes lenght I will do that later in the morning
but the grove it cuts is only about 1½ to 2 mm wide but I will verifir it also
but whats wonder me is that it cut the grove and then cut the arch/cove on the wooden side
of the plane and the next you meet is a fixt iron debt stop /sole on the wooden site

and nothing speciel in the box as I remember a jointer plane , a plovplane, but I will tjeck the last few of them
still have the box seperated from the other stuf

David : I don´t think its a homemade scratch tool it look like there most have been more than a few
that have been made during the time

thank you all for looking by and comment with some interressting proporsals
but I lean more to a sash or door tool instead of a dropleaf on a table i have seen thoose planes
and they don´t have a plovthing build in
but then again its only a wild gess from me

I will make the update picture tommorrow with a ruler beside it so you can see it in inches and mm

take care
Dennis

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#11 posted 11-22-2010 03:21 AM

Don’t cut it apart… :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#12 posted 11-22-2010 03:22 AM

don´t worry I won´t …....LOL
thanks for looking by jusfine

Dennis

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#13 posted 11-22-2010 03:32 AM

Backshaver?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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patron

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#14 posted 11-22-2010 04:06 AM

on second look

maybe a coving plane
the thin pointed one
cuts a clean edge down
and then the curved one can have a ‘rabbet’ to work in
making a cove on the side of the curved one
as you go deeper and over more
the adjustments need to be done
to each of the irons
to get to final depth and size

hence the adjustment thumb screws

as a toenail clipper
practice on someone else’s toes lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 11-22-2010 04:40 AM

I agree with the others that said rule joint. The interesting thing about it is that the flat metal face would ride along a flat surface (like the benchtop) and cut the joint on a board also laid flat on the workbench. That way it assures that the resulting joint (and one cut by its mate wherever that is) would end up flat when fit together.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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