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615 days ago

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


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#1 posted 615 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.
MIKE

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#2 posted 615 days ago

Some type of rounding or trapping plane?

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Lee Barker

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#3 posted 615 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.

Kindly,

Lee

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#4 posted 615 days ago

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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-- Bert

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#5 posted 615 days ago

I like the boat building suggestion!

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#6 posted 615 days ago

Carving a pushmi-pullyu?

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