|Forum topic by Paul Sellers||posted 03-05-2012 07:05 PM||6493 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
03-05-2012 07:05 PM
I thought this might be quite fun as a forum post where people can post their own ideas of unique tools.
Please remember it is unique that we are looking for not rare.
Here is mine.
What kind of plane creates this?
It was advertised on eBay a while back as a toothing plane. You can see that it’s not. These planes were fairly common in joiner’s tool boxes at one time , but as their use became redundant, they gradually disappeared from most woodworker’s tool box, yet at one time this plane was an essential piece of equipment.
To add further to the bemusement, this plane had nothing to do with the finished wood but the shaving itself. This is the only plane developed to actually produce a shaving as the end result. All other planes were developed to remove wood and form something in the main body of wood being planed.
The plane was called a spill or taper plane and was used to make spills which were tight cones of wood formed by each swiping stroke of the plane. The angle of the blade in relation to the sole compresses the shaving and unites the long edge in a continuous spiral that can be glued and used to make a perfect wooden straw.
I believe this is the only plane designed to produce a shaving as the finished product. That’s why I think it is quite unique.
Here is a video of it in use.
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