|Forum topic by Brett||posted 1025 days ago||1502 views||0 times favorited||19 replies|
1025 days ago
I came across an old hand plane recently unlike any I’ve ever seen.
The plane is all metal, with a sole that is a flat rectangle about 15 inches long and 2 inches wide, the toe and heel slightly rounded. There are no sides except two “wings” near the throat. The knob and tote are all metal and appear to be molded as one piece with the sole. The tote has a space between its front and back edges, as if it were made of two skinny totes in tandem that are joined at the top and bottom. The plane iron looks like a Stanley Bailey iron, but there is no cap iron and the lever cap is short with a large screw in the top end.
Maybe this plane is the top of a transitional plane, but it appears to be intended to be used as is, without a wooden body.
I’ll try to post a picture tonight, but in the meantime, does anyone have any idea what the plane I’ve been describing could be?
UPDATED WITH PICTURES (7:29 CDT, May 24):
Here are some (cell-phone-quality) pictures:
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