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Blog entry by Bigmikeyg posted 03-30-2019 04:28 PM 552 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys and gals, I just recently acquired this beautiful wooden plane but there are no markings anywhere on the wood, brass, or blade. I am planning on sharpening it up and using it but first I would like a little info on it and possibly its value. That won’t change the fact that I will be using it, but I may be a little, shall we say, less aggressive, with it if it’s valuable… I love the dovetailed brass on the bottom. Please see pictures.

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Phil32

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#1 posted 03-30-2019 05:56 PM

It appears to be a rabbeting or moulding plane. The shape of the bottom surface makes me think the original cutter (blade) was designed to produce beading on the wood. Many such planes were made by a craftsman for his own use.

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cjfarmer

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#2 posted 03-30-2019 08:36 PM

Oooh shes a beauty. I would say its a rabbeting plane i have an all metal one quite a bit like it but that one is awesome craftsmanship. Im jealous. U got a cool little plane dude

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#3 posted 03-31-2019 12:46 AM

I think it’s a slotting or a dado plane, if it were a rabbeting plane the fence wouldn’t move that far, plus the blade would be wider, just my opinion.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 03-31-2019 12:49 AM

Something ain’t right with that cutter vs. the mouth. Looks like a profile cutter should be there, and the mouth is yuge. Can we get a pic of the the end of the main body, to see if the sole is flat or a moulding profile?

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Bigmikeyg

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#5 posted 03-31-2019 01:37 AM

Sole is flat no profile at all. I thought it may be a fillister plane but not now. I think Jacksdad is right, a slotting or dado plane…

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 03-31-2019 01:40 AM

What’s a slotting plane?

Sure looks like oak, and that’s not a common tool wood by any stretch. Very nice for a user-made plane though.

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Bigmikeyg

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#7 posted 03-31-2019 01:42 AM

sole not flat actually. Sorry. Heres a pic of the sole

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#8 posted 03-31-2019 01:42 AM

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