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Object Name Plane, Bench
Date 1800-1820
Maker Unknown
Material Wood/Iron
Used Inlet
Description Channel plane. Unusual plane used for cutting a wide channel. Because it has a vertical iron in front, called a nicker, which is used to sever the wood fibers, this plane was also designed to cut a groove across the grain without tearing the wood. Carved handle from a separate piece of wood attached in back with a nail. Scrolled wedge. Wood strips screwed onto both sides of the rectangular body.
No maker's marks.
Dimensions H-3.25 W-4.5 L-22.25 inches
Collection T:CC100M1
Catalog Number 1956.019.0013
Other number AM 0360
Imagefile 051\1956.019.0013END.JPG
Species Plane, Bench