|Forum topic by BTimmons||posted 851 days ago||895 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
851 days ago
Today I picked up this cove plane, along with an old Stanley router plane, an ultra fine ceramic stone, and some old chisels. The cove plane didn’t come with an iron and I’m wondering who might know what kind should go in there.
The mouth and wedge seem to be in alright shape. But while the top of the wedge that goes through the body is only about a quarter of an inch across, the mouth on the underside is about a whole inch wide.
So does the wedge only hold a fraction of a blade that’s short and wide, or does it hold a skinny blade that’s much smaller than the mouth? Either seems strange to me. The plane is stamped “Ohio Tool Company”. According to this site, this looks like a model 43 cove plane. The Ohio Tool Company was apparently in business from 1851 to 1920. One side of the plane has the number 9 and the other has a 92. The 9 doesn’t seem to correspond to a model number, but maybe the 92 refers to 1892, presumably when it was made.
Does anyone know much about this type?