Item WP4 - Coach Maker’s Curved Rabbet Plane. Unmarked.
diminutive plane (it is only 6 3/8 inches long) is made to cut rabbets as deep
as 5/8 inch deep and 3/8 inch wide along curved surfaces. Its size and function
would best fit the sort of fancy wood working done by makers of coaches and
carriages in the 19th Century. The body of the plane is made of
yellow birch, and it has narrow flat chamfers. The sharply skewed Moulson Bros.
single blade is 1 ¾ inches wide. The shapely and perfect wedge is mahogany.
There is a prophylactic brass screw on the right side into the toe ahead of the
throat. This anticipates splitting of the wood in this vulnerable place. That
splitting has not occurred. This is a wonderful plane. I’ve not seen another
like it. Fine.
Price - $125.00
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