Unusual 19TH century plane dated 1858

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Forum topic by miguelradio posted 707 days ago 814 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Anyone have any idea what this would have been used for?

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#1 posted 707 days ago

Now I am by no means a plane guy/guru but it would look to me like it might taper the side of a barrel/keg staves. Just my guess.

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#2 posted 707 days ago

Some type of rounding or trapping plane?

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#3 posted 707 days ago

The ovoid metal plate suggests it was made to follow an inside curve, which leads me to boatbuilding. After that, I’m stumped but eagerly awaiting further insights and theories.



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#4 posted 707 days ago

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#5 posted 707 days ago

I like the boat building suggestion!

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#6 posted 707 days ago

Carving a pushmi-pullyu?

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