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Redcloud

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04-24-2012 04:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: vintage plane plane

Hey fellow LJ’s, pretty new to the plane collecting world and found this little baby at a local 2nd hand store. I did a little research on it but would like to know more. Anyone have an idea how old this is? What exactly is it used for?
Collect ability and of course worth?
Thanks in advance,
Bil

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#1 posted 04-24-2012 08:12 PM

Can ya show us the sole so we can see how the irons work? Might give us a hint as to application.
Bill

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 09:14 PM

Pretty cool Bill!

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#3 posted 04-24-2012 10:21 PM

and a shot of the irons too. It might help decipher its use.

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#4 posted 04-25-2012 01:20 AM

hey fellas, thanks for all of the help! Here’s a few more pics! Thanks again!!!

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#5 posted 04-25-2012 03:07 AM

Judging by condition of the body of the plane I’d guess it’s 100-130
years old. Used for patternmaking for a foundry would be my guess
as the profile is not of great decorative value in furniture or coach work.

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#6 posted 04-25-2012 07:28 PM

Many planes were custom made by the woodworker for a specific task. It looks to me that it would be used to make a sliding dovetail joint.; one side for each dovetail side.

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#7 posted 04-25-2012 07:45 PM

The title is “Ohio Tool Co. #91 Nosing Step, two iron planer”. Where did that description come from?

I believe a nosing plane was used to make the radius on the nosing of a step. Since the bottom looks flat, it doesn’t seem like this would be it. Take a piece of stock a little narrower than the plane and lets see what profile it cuts. A typical stair treat was 5/4, so how does that fit with your plane?

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#8 posted 04-25-2012 10:01 PM

As for what its worth, the last 2 sold on ebay for $19 and $20.

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#9 posted 04-25-2012 11:43 PM

Thanks to all for the info…. keep it coming!
Don W—- I have very limited knowledge on planes, period. The one I have has a number 91 stamped on one end and Ohio Tool co. on the other end. I then went to the Ohio Tool Co site and found the #91 plane from an old catalogue, it had two irons, as well as mine, so I guess I jumped the gun as far as labeling it a “Nosing Step”. It has a flat sole with nothing decorative about it. More research required :-).

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#10 posted 04-26-2012 12:58 AM

I wonder of it wasn’t flattened at some point for some reason? The sides of the plane look to have saw marks. It would not have come out of the factory that way. Like a lot of these old planes, they have a story, we just may never know what that story is.

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#11 posted 04-26-2012 01:53 AM

Don, you are right, it looks like saw marks on both sides of the plane but has a very smooth bottom. The edge of the irons seem to match the angle of the cutouts on the sole. I don’t know for sure the “standard” height for these planes but this one is 2-7/8” H X 9-3/8” L X 2-7/16” wide. Originally, I was super psyched on this find, now…....... :-(. Sure is interesting, however.

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