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Blog entry by handsawgeek posted 10-10-2017 01:44 PM 893 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This weekend, I picked up this old dado / grooving plane at a yard sale.
I find it rather interesting in that it is equipped with an angled cutting iron approximately 5/8 inch wide. All of this type of tool I’ve ever seen have had a straight iron set at an angle.
I suspect this could possibly be a home-made affair in which the owner substituted an iron from a ‘old lady’s tooth’ type of dado plane.
If any of you vintage tool fans out there have encountered anything like this, be sure to post a comment.
In the meantime, I’m going to hone up the blade and give this thing a test.
If it doesn’t work, I just might remove the iron for use in a more traditional dado plane.
Another project…...

-- Ed

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#1 posted 10-11-2017 01:33 AM

Very interesting, Ed! Is there any maker’s mark on the blade itself?

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#2 posted 10-11-2017 04:42 AM

It almost looks home made. It appears to be a router plane blade in a dado body. If it does not work, you could always use the iron to make a router plane.

-- Just making sawdust

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#3 posted 10-11-2017 01:03 PM

A router plane..hmm…one of those IS on my tool kit acquisition list. Must….get…..busy….....
Thanks for the reminder, Goose.

-- Ed

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