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Forum topic by sikrap posted 02-22-2011 06:10 AM 1222 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 02-22-2011 06:31 AM

Appears to be a rabbeting plane of some sort. Wish the description on the craigslist ad had the model number from it, would make researching it easier.

Dave you thinking about buying it? or you the salesman?

-- James

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#2 posted 02-22-2011 06:50 AM

Rabbeting plane of some sort.

-- Rick

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#3 posted 02-22-2011 08:09 AM

It’s a shoulder plane. For planing shoulders and tenon cheeks… You can see the blade extends the full width of the sole, which makes it ideal for planing right into a corner.

-- Childress Woodworks

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#4 posted 02-22-2011 02:22 PM

The previous contributors may be right in their diagnosis of the plane. It could however be a secret nailer. It lifts a smaller sliver of wood whereby a nail can be tacked in, the sliver (still attached) is glued back down to hide the nail. Used in the day before micro pin air nailers.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#5 posted 02-22-2011 02:29 PM

Shoulder plane

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 02-22-2011 04:18 PM

I think its called a “ladybug plane”. I’m hoping to buy it. If I do, I’ll probably try to sell it.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#7 posted 02-22-2011 05:19 PM

Has a nice low angle blade. May want to clean it up and use it.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#8 posted 02-22-2011 06:55 PM

It’s a shoulder plane. Stanley made one kind of similar. These weird
shaped ones may be associated with particular trades. Carriage-making
for example had a lot of specialized plane designs.

The fence is upside-down and the fence bar is screwed into the wrong

The plane looks complete – a nice find.

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#9 posted 02-23-2011 01:43 AM

Sargent & Co./New Haven, Ct. No. 1508 1/2: “Ladybug” Rabbet Metallic Plane.

-- Rick

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