What kind of plane is this? Or is it a plane?

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Forum topic by Pimzedd posted 12-06-2012 10:41 PM 799 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2012 10:41 PM

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This plane is listed on an online auction at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. Is is listed as a Stanley plainer! Looks like it might plane the inside of a miter joint.

Is it for wood? Or something else?

I don’t really have a clue. Just looks interesting.

The web address is
if you are interested in bidding.

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 10:42 PM

It’s probably called a corner plane. Irony.

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 10:43 PM

Looks like it might be able to clean up a rabbet joint but thats about my best guess. Hope someone has fun with it

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 10:46 PM

Otherwise known as a Core Box plane. used to make large cove moldings. These also had “wings” one could add on, in case the molding was a might deep. yep, it is for wood. Look up in the space between a wall and a ceiling, this plane type would have been used to help make crown moldings.

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 10:48 PM

That’s one of those things that I’d be tempted to buy just because it looks so cool… BUt then it’d wind up sitting on a shelf and I’d never use it!

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 10:55 PM

This is a Stanley #57 Core Box plane, with the extensions bolted on. One could do up to a 5” radious circle with this. Pattern maker type of plane.

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 11:01 PM

Sure would look nice in my shop,unfortuneatly you have to pick it up.They do not do shipping.

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#7 posted 12-07-2012 01:39 AM

Bandit said it, here its documented.

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