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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:22 pm 
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I can't seem to run this down on the 'net. See the picture. The toe is marked " 7 Germany 2 1/8" " across the top third and the bottom right corner of the toe has a "^" marked on it. I paid $15 for it, cleaned it up, and sharpened the blade and it works - I just have to get better at adjusting a wooden plane.

The iron is a Buck Brothers Warranted Cast Steel with the makers mark that I believe dates the iron to the 1890s. I don't know if that's the original blade or not.

Any idea what wood this is made from?

What do you think?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:31 pm 
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Hessian plane. typical of this area.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:58 pm 
jrc127 wrote:
Any idea what wood this is made from?

What do you think?


Beech or boxwood would be my guess.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Beech is a very common plan body wood though I have seen apple and pear used.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:37 pm 
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Brian, I have one of Hack's books - I didn't think to look there. As Homer S. would say Doh - uh! John, I thought it might be beech but I'm real good at identifying. I'm gonna check in over at the Lumberjocks forums and see what they come up with.

I should stop back at the antiques mall where I got this one - the guy had a bunch of moulding planes, that looked like they were in good shape, too.

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