- 18 November 2015 at 2:04 am #132496
What is this tool? I found this in an antique store. I am new to wood working and am not familiar with it. The jaw next to the handle is freely movable the far jaw moves when you turn the wooden screw. Since the close jaw is moveable it doesn’t clamp down tightly. Both jaws stay aligned with through tenons. There is a little play in the screw but the mortices slide smoothly on the tenons with no play. Beautiful accurate work, I can see the layout lines of the mortices in the oak. Would like to have known the maker. What ever it is, it is of good quality. The booth where this tool is has old planes and molding planes as well which you can see in the background.
You must be logged in to access attached files.18 November 2015 at 2:15 am #132501kenfribergParticipant
That is an odd beast. Every idea that comes to mind is silly, and has been done better elsewhere. Which just means that I don’t get it. I look forward to this bit of discovery.18 November 2015 at 2:18 am #132502
It is pricey too, $165. The metal tang at the top throws me off as well.18 November 2015 at 2:32 am #132507Scott VParticipant
It is a bookbinder’s plough plane. Compare to this Sandusky model:
-Scott Los Angeles, California, USA18 November 2015 at 2:43 am #132509
Thanks Scott! I figured someone here would know. I guess it will not go on my tool wish list.
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