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    SueinNC
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    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.

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    #132501
    kenfriberg
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    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.

    #132502
    SueinNC
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    It is pricey too, $165. The metal tang at the top throws me off as well.

    #132507
    Scott V
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    It is a bookbinder’s plough plane. Compare to this Sandusky model:

    Sandusky Bookbinder's Plough Plane

    -Scott Los Angeles, California, USA

    #132509
    SueinNC
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    Thanks Scott! I figured someone here would know. I guess it will not go on my tool wish list.
    Sue

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