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Infernal2

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06-19-2012 06:46 PM

Howdy LJ,

I picked up this beautiful specimen of a plow plane from a recent trip to the antique store. While I got it for an incredibly reasonable price, I have no cutters for the plane itself. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can get appropriate cutters for this plane?


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#1 posted 06-19-2012 06:50 PM

Something strikes me as “off” in regards to this being a plow plane at all. Would it be possible to get a picture of the sole?

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#2 posted 06-19-2012 06:57 PM

+ 1 to what RG says
it doesn´t seems to be a plough…. lets see the sole and endwiew

Dennis

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#3 posted 06-19-2012 06:58 PM

No problem at all…

The far side of the sole drops down as a depth control.

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#4 posted 06-19-2012 07:02 PM

Wow, that’s certainly not what I expected to see… :-)

I imagine you’re going to have to make an iron or adapt one from another tool (scavenge and reshape a bench plane iron, for example), but I’ve not done that myself before. It is a nice looking plane, hope you get it working soon!

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#5 posted 06-19-2012 07:03 PM

It is a plow, just a funky one.

This link may help.

http://www.garrettwade.com/antique-english-plough-plane/p/02D12.06/

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#6 posted 06-19-2012 07:04 PM

thanks for the pictures
I think you shuold look out on E-bay for a full set of eightblades
though if the pictures aint fooling around with eyes once more time
I doubt you can get the wides that can fit in
but I gess you will be more than satifired with a set :-)

Dennis

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#7 posted 06-19-2012 07:25 PM

Thanks everyone. I’m a little worried about the smaller cutters and lateral movement, but I figure I can simply create another wedge for the other side.

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#8 posted 06-19-2012 07:37 PM

Have a look at this:

http://www.cornishworkshop.co.uk/wwploughplane.html

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#9 posted 06-19-2012 08:33 PM

I like that Sylvain, I actually just tried a chisel in there as a means of a cutter. This thing is …. interesting to say the least. The last plow plane I used was an old Stanley (as a kid, many moons ago…) and so I figure it is going to take a little getting used to.

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#10 posted 06-19-2012 08:51 PM

dont worry about the latteral movement
if you look at the skate that is behind the cutter hopefully you will see
it looks like its sharp
on the back of the cutters there is a notch that will fit
so the cutter is stabil when the wedge is thighten

Dennis

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