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I have looked for quite some time for a 3/8th-inch Stanley 146 match plane at a reasonable price...

 

... I have looked for quite some time for a 3/8th-inch Stanley 146 match plane at a reasonable price and one came my way recently at The Great Planes Trading Company antique tool auction in St. Peter's, Missouri.

I will probably do some match work with it but what I really wanted it for is for making sliding lids for small tool boxes. I figured out that I could use the grooving function on both margins of a lid and then plane one fin of the groove away to create the projections.

I have done this with a Stanley 45 and various plow planes but they are much heavier and bulky than this little 146 which does the cutting rapidly and stops when it bottoms out. This will be very handy when I make a run of multiple boxes all the same size.

Those are all the shavings from a tongue. The 146cuts rapidly with precision.

This photo shows a tongue and a groove cut with the 146.


 
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