Unusual 19TH century plane dated 1858

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by miguelradio posted 615 days ago 741 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View miguelradio's profile


2 posts in 616 days

615 days ago

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

6 replies so far

View mtenterprises's profile


784 posts in 1199 days

#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.

-- See pictures on Flickr - And visit my Facebook page -

View dhazelton's profile


1104 posts in 802 days

#2 posted 615 days ago

Some type of rounding or trapping plane?

View Lee Barker's profile

Lee Barker

2163 posts in 1356 days

#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.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

View b2rtch's profile


4034 posts in 1554 days

#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:

Take bath-towels with you to clean all your drooling.

-- Bert

View miguelradio's profile


2 posts in 616 days

#5 posted 615 days ago

I like the boat building suggestion!

View Brett's profile


615 posts in 1189 days

#6 posted 615 days ago

Carving a pushmi-pullyu?

-- More tools, fewer machines.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase