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American Woodworker's Hand Tool Fundamentals

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Working with Hands - James E. Price


Unusual Plane



Today I tuned up a plane that I acquired last week.



It is so unusual I have to share photos of it. Obviously it was made and used in a patternmaking shop since it is a hybrid between a crank-neck chisel and a low angle, bevel-up plane with a skewed blade.

The body is made out of gunmetal and the steel shank was cast into it at the time it was poured.

The cutter is bifurcated and is held in place by a brass screw.

It is not only a beautiful and ingenious plane but it works extremely well too. I plan on using it to cut long chamfers. The overall length of this plane is 12 1/2 inches and the bed is 1 inch wide.

James E. Price
January, 2017

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