Question about these plow plane irons-Sandusky and a couple of others

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Forum topic by notitfortat posted 04-27-2014 12:16 AM 725 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-27-2014 12:16 AM

Been a lurker on this forum for a bit and finally signed up. I went to a junk store yesterday that has random old tools from time to time hoping to find some bench chisels but no luck. But I did get this box of plow plane irons. I don’t have a plow plane but it was too good a deal to pass up. The six on the left are Sandusky Tool Co., the two on the right are marked P. Aug. Holling which I think are German, and the other two don’t seem to have a mark and I am not sure what sort of irons they are. Anyone have any info for me?

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#1 posted 04-27-2014 01:23 AM

I can’t tell you much about the plow plane irons but Larry Williams was just explaining recently that plow irons are really carefully matched to a specific plow plane (actually the other way around). A full set would have 8 irons and it appears someone tried to put together a set there. The other two are wooden rabbet or dado plane blades, but since you don’t have the plane they could be reground to any profile if you had a plane that needed an iron of their width. For example you could make a molding plane set and grind the irons with the right profile to fit.

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