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Default What is the use of this wooden hand plane?

Hi,

I picked up a couple of wooden hand planes over the wknd. I can figure
out what most of them were use for except this one.

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?

Thanks

Alex

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Hmm could be I'll check but I'm thrown off by the fact it makes two
different groove sizes, a 1/4" and a 1/2". If it was a tongue plane
would it not make a 2 1/4" grooves?

Alex

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Hmm could be I'll check but I'm thrown off by the fact it makes two
different groove sizes, a 1/4" and a 1/2". If it was a tongue plane
would it not make a 2 1/4" grooves?


It would, on 3/4 stock.


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On Tue, 23 May 2006 07:01:52 -0700, alex.colic opined:

different groove sizes, a 1/4" and a 1/2". If it was a tongue plane
would it not make a 2 1/4" grooves?


You'd use it on stock less than 1" thick. You'd let one edge of one blade
hang over the stock. That way, exact stock thickness doesn't matter to the
tongue-cutting process. It would matter on the floor later, of course.

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Hi,

you were all correct. It is a tongue plane.

Not sure what I am going to do with it since I don't have he 'groove'
portion of the pair.

Alex

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