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Forum topic by dominicUK posted 06-12-2020 09:27 PM 531 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dominicUK

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06-12-2020 09:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: handplane handplaner id identify question planer traditional

Hi, can anyone tell me what type of plane this is please? The sole is removable simply by lifting off. Diagonal grooves fit the sole to the body so perfectly that the joint is hard to notice untill the tool comes apart. Can anyone advise me of the purpose of this device? This item is age unknown, found in SW England. It has a dotted cross and line marking … maybe denoting ownership? blade missing. Thanks if you can help.


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#1 posted 06-12-2020 09:53 PM

Can you post some pictures?

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#2 posted 06-12-2020 10:29 PM

Sorry, I omitted photos – hard to identify tool without them! ... :)

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#3 posted 06-12-2020 10:32 PM

The tool itself is a smoothing plane.

I would wager the sole could be replaceable? I bet the sole is a harder wood and will wear better than the body of the plane.

Oh, and it’s missing it’s blade, which is why the wedge goes so far into the body and sticks so far out the bottom.

-- John F. SoCal transplant, chewer uppper of good wood

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#4 posted 06-12-2020 11:15 PM

Yeah basically a european/german smoothing/jack plane. Like the ones ECE still make. Usually a body such as beech with a lignum vitae sole.

https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/ecesmoothplane.aspx

If you measure the opening you can probably get an iron from Highland
Woodworking https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/ecejackandsmoothplanereplacementiron.aspx

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#5 posted 06-17-2020 01:09 AM

And usually the sole is glued. Looks like the glue gun ran out before yours got to it.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 06-17-2020 07:38 AM

Many thanks for replies. The sole appears visually to be same wood as body, but feels like a slightly harder material so yes I think it is a case of jointing sections with dual properties. The very fine diagonal grooves are still a bit puzzling if the sole is supposed to be replaceable. But maybe (unlike mine which shows no sign of adhesive) the sole was firmly bonded at point of manufacture, and never intended to come off …

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