My favorite find is the plane in photos below. It is a small
miter plane made of gunmetal with screwed on steel sole plates.
It is only 8 inches long. When I first saw it I noticed a brass
screw in the front and I assumed that it was turned to open and
close the mouth but that is not the case.
It simply helps hold the infill in the casting. A rear screw
also goes into the infill to help hold it. No glue was used to
hold the infill blocks in the casting.
The sole is in two pieces, one fore and one aft of the mouth.
The sole pieces are held on the gunmetal casting with screws. On
the inside of the casting are lugs cast on the bottom margin.
Screws go through the lugs and hold the sole plates securely in