If you haunt auctions, antique stores, flea markets, and yard
sales long enough you will
finally score the big one.
I did that in 1989 at an open-air
flea market in an abandoned drive-in theater at Pevely,
I had found very little at the
market and a picker I knew showed up and took me to his truck to
show me a plane he thought I might want. He reached into a box
of junk and pulled out the plane featured in this post. He told
me he had to have $70.00 for it to make a profit. That was a
fair price at the time so I opted for it because I liked the
carving and that it was an infill plane.
With this post I am drawing on the
collective knowledge of this group to help me ascertain where it
was made and in what ethnic group such planes were used. The
plane is the work of a master and probably originated in