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Forum topic by miguelradio posted 08-16-2012 08:56 AM 1150 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2012 08:56 AM

Anyone have any idea what this would have been used for?


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#1 posted 08-16-2012 11:36 AM

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.
MIKE

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#2 posted 08-16-2012 01:07 PM

Some type of rounding or trapping plane?

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 02:07 PM

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.

Kindly,

Lee

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#4 posted 08-16-2012 02:22 PM

If anyone of you go to France, do not miss this museum.
I go there every time I go back home:

http://www.maison-de-l-outil.com/index.php?page=accueil_anglais

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#5 posted 08-16-2012 04:08 PM

I like the boat building suggestion!

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#6 posted 08-16-2012 06:59 PM

Carving a pushmi-pullyu?

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