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Wolfgang Jordan
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Default What is the use of this wooden hand plane?


It has a built in fence so the plane runs along one end of a piece of
wood. It cuts a 1/4" rabbit. The next 1/4" is left untouched followed
by a 1/2" dado. Both the dado and rabbit are about 1/2" deep.

So when I tested the plane out it cut a 1/4" rabbet and a 1/2 dado
spaced 1/4" apart.

Any idea what the plane was used for?

Hi Alex,

sounds like a tongue plane, like in 'tongue and groove'. Here's an
example from a German collector's site:

"Holzbearbeitung mit Handwerkzeugen":
Forum Handwerkzeuge: