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Forum topic by chrisanderson posted 04-26-2017 02:04 PM 574 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-26-2017 02:04 PM

I bought this on west of Ireland 25 years ago. Body looks like birch. Model is C&M 62 but maker unknown to the Yank. Iron is James Howarth, Sheffield. What is it?

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#1 posted 04-26-2017 02:40 PM

It looks like an ordinary coffin sided smoother and someone had a special job for it.

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#2 posted 04-26-2017 03:29 PM

It’s a bullnose plane for working up close to a raised portion. I agree they had a special job for it because bullnose in general isn’t needed too much, and a wide one like that would be no good for most dadoes. That wedge also doesn’t look like it would hold well, it’s angle seems too steep.

Interesting plane for sure, sorry don’t know anything about the maker.

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#3 posted 04-26-2017 05:10 PM

Veneer scraper?

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