Unusual 19TH century plane dated 1858

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Forum topic by miguelradio posted 08-16-2012 08:56 AM 954 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.

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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.



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

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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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