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Margot

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11-21-2011 05:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer

I bought this plane for my husband’s Christmas present – he is a bit of a collector. I’d love to be able to tell him what it’s for (so he’ll be a little bit impressed) but I have no idea. Can anyone help?


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#1 posted 11-21-2011 05:15 PM

looks like ‘thumbnail’ plane

for making round edges to boards

i bet some hand plane guys
could tell you more

hang on
they will be along shortly

-- 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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#2 posted 11-21-2011 05:21 PM

Hmm..
I’m thinking a cooper’s tool, like in making barells, or a wheelwright’s device, making wheels for stagecoaches etc ?

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#3 posted 11-21-2011 05:23 PM

Oooh, I like the idea of a wheelwright’s device for stagecoaches; what a romantic image that conjures up.

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 05:24 PM

We’re working on it over in the handplane thread! My first guess is for spindle work or barrel staves. I’ve seen similar ones in cooper’s shops to shape the bungs on wine barrels, etc. The radius is a bit odd, though. I’m sure you’ll have an answer in no time. It sure is a handsome tool!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 05:34 PM

for stair tread noses ?

the radius looks to sharp for barrel stave’s

-- 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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#6 posted 11-21-2011 06:31 PM

I’d bet a self made plane for making some kind of pole, maybe boat builders. It looks to big for stage coat wheels, but the frame where the horses were attached may have been round.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#7 posted 11-21-2011 09:59 PM

Looks about the right size for Model T or Model A wheel spokes.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#8 posted 11-21-2011 10:03 PM

There is no real way to tell exactly beyond it being for rounding. Whether for spars on a boat, spokes on wheels, hoe handles, oxen yokes, or whatnot. Many times, they are just called rounders.

Whoever made it, they did a great job. Good choice for a present. I guarantee you will probably never see another one like it in your lifetime. I can’t imagine any plane collector not being tickled to death with it.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 11-21-2011 10:28 PM

Margot – What’s the wording on the wedge say. I can’t quite make it out. It may shed some light on who the tool maker was.

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#10 posted 11-21-2011 11:16 PM

deffently a big spoke-shave and very well done I must say … :-)

I have here the explanation to what it is
and its written in John M. Whelans book with the title the plane book … its history , form and function
site 302 …. I´ll bett your husband have it on his shelfs .. :-)

they are called plane – type- shaves and have a bench type throat and plane blade held by a wedge
in the same manner as used in bench planes . they are in fact , planes with a short stock and long side handles .
the general shape is that of spoke-shape, but are more agressive with a larger stock to accomodate the
blade mounting.
the two common types are the wheelsrights´s NELSON and the JARVIS both usualy have brassplated soles.
since the iron is parallel to the grain of the stock, the trust of the wedge tends to split it, and the stocks are sometimes straped with brass on the top to resist this both of these tools may be equipped with cap-irons.
the NELSON has flat or slightly compassed sole and the Jarvis a hollow one.

so this is a wheelrights JARVIS you have been lucky to find …. a vey fine gift …. enjoy his face
when he open and see it :-)

take care
Dennis

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#11 posted 11-22-2011 02:15 PM

Dennis to the rescue – good job!

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#12 posted 11-22-2011 02:59 PM

Broglea, the wording on it is I think perhaps the name of a previous owner, R Stirman.

Dennis, you’re brilliant – my husband will be so impressed with my knowledge! Don’t worry, I will confess eventually where I got the info from and I’ll pass my Lumberjocks account onto him. Thank you again – that’s really made my day.

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#13 posted 11-22-2011 05:23 PM

you are welcome Margot to throw in other goddies
it was a pleassure to see this tool instead of a drawing of it :-)

take care
Dennis

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#14 posted 11-22-2011 05:28 PM

http://hyperkitten.com/blog/?cat=3
Margot, this guy is a specialist in old stuff (not husbands). I’m sure that he would like to see the pic, and will give you another evaluation.
Dennis is correct as well.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#15 posted 11-22-2011 05:35 PM

Thanks Bill, I have just sent the photos through to Joshua.

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