... 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
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
Those are all the shavings from a tongue. The 146cuts rapidly
This photo shows a tongue and a groove cut with the 146.
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