Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: Birthday gift to myself

John Aniano in Central NJ
Hi Chuck,

Nice find and happy birthday! I have one similar but a Spiers. I think the Matthieson planes sometimes had the words "DOVETAILED" stamped into the metal at the front. In the center of the thicker sole piece. Unless it's a cast version.

Won't comment on the actual questions asked regarding the throat and chip breaker. Maybe others have more experience. I'm not too concerned with an open mouth if there is a chipbreaker present and is properly adjusted. And anyway, it looks like you are getting nice results already!

John

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