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266488 Bill Ghio 2018‑09‑09 Re: Rainy day questions
> On Sep 9, 2018, at 12:13 PM, Bill Webber  wrote:
> 
> Here is an odd molding plane of some sort.  It is likely not original to the
1880s tool chest.  It is 9 1/2 x about 3/4.  Made by a J. Gibson.  The blade is
bedded near vertical and slightly skewed.  This is the profile and maker's
stamp,
> 
> > http://billwebber
.galootcentral.com/DSCN0002.JPG
> 
> The brand stamp is on the front, so this is the left side,
> 
> > http://billwebber
.galootcentral.com/DSCN0004.JPG
> 
> and this is the right side.
> 
> > http://billwebber
.galootcentral.com/DSCN0005.JPG
> 
> In the picture above you can see the blade is sharped on the vertical edge.
The bottom tip is actually blunt.
> 
> In this closeup of the left side, the blade is blunt on all exposed surfaces.
> 
> > http://billwebber
.galootcentral.com/DSCN0007.JPG
> 
> This closeup of the right side shows the sharpened edge.
> 
> > http://billwebber
.galootcentral.com/DSCN0008.JPG
> 
> I spent a fair amount of time trying to mount the blade differently in the
body, but as shown is the only way it will fit.  So what is this thing for?


Tis a side rabbet to be sure. They came in left and right handed pairs.I have a
pair and find them more fussy than the modern metal versions, but much more
comfortable to use.

Bill

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