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Forum topic by fumehappy posted 06-16-2013 12:33 AM 641 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2013 12:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane typesetters plane metal plane

picked this sucker up today at a yardsale. I can’t see any identifyng marks on it, but it looks unique enough to stand on it’s own. i thought it was an infill at first, then determined it probably wasn’t. Can anyone help out?
Thanks!


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#1 posted 06-16-2013 12:41 AM

Never seen nothin like it. Can we see the sole?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 06-16-2013 12:54 AM

You’ve got sooooooooole

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#3 posted 06-16-2013 12:58 AM

I’ve never seen anything like t but its pretty cool. I can’t tell by the pictures. Is it wood or metal?

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#4 posted 06-16-2013 12:59 AM

Hmm. I got nothin. Is that all blade i see and a massive mouth? I know Stanley made a cabinet makers plane that was really boxy and rectangular like that but im sure they aint the same.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 06-16-2013 01:10 AM

That bad boy is screaming hand made, one off tool. It looks like it has a wood core sandwiched between a steel top and bottom. Maybe some made scientist/woodworker put it together as an experiment. Have you tried it yet? That cutter must be a 1/2” thick. I’d love to see video of it in action.

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#6 posted 06-16-2013 01:34 AM

Its a solid piece of cast. Haven’t cleaned it up yet but it looks like traces of japanning. I’d like to use it but I’m not even sure what it should be used for. Way too skinny and heavy for a jack blade doesn’t come to the edge like in a dado or rebate plane.

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#7 posted 06-16-2013 04:51 PM

I am guessing that is is probably something like the funky planes that they use to trim lead type.

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#8 posted 06-17-2013 06:22 PM

David,
Do you have a reference or a pic? I tried googling around for such a plane, but nothing turned up, even though my interest in typesetting was piqued. While looking through the types, Mitre plane kinda jumped out at me, but I couldn’t find a matching example of that either. I cleaned up the blade a bit but no stamp. Maybe a name will appear later in the week after a soak in evaporust.

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#9 posted 06-17-2013 06:33 PM

Maybe it was built to be a shooting-board plane? Who knows.

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#10 posted 06-17-2013 08:03 PM

There is one in a shooting board configuration here:

http://www.bohlfamily.com/shootboardplane.html

The thick iron makes me think it is not for wood.

Here is a metal cutting plane for comparison.:

http://www.petermcbride.com/metal_plane/

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#11 posted 06-17-2013 08:28 PM

David, thanks!
That’s pretty neat. It’ll go well with my clock hobby. I guess you could use it to true up the parts for infill planes too.
~Fumey

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#12 posted 06-17-2013 08:36 PM

I saw one like that during our rustiquing expedition in Oklahoma. It was very heavy, cast iron body with iron. It looked complete. I didn’t know what it was either, but I was tempted to pick it up for $35. Maybe that’s the one you picked up at the yardsale?

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