Hand Tools Archive
Really beautiful, Ken. It is almost a miracle to find this plane in that shape.
Here is an interesting article on snipes bills by Matt Bickford.
Down toward the bottom of Matt’s article, he refers to some research by Don McConnell. Don found in an English source where the snipes bill was used to start a rebate: basically a gauge line was struck, then the snipes bill could be run freehand in this gauge line to create a ledge sufficient to fence a rebate plane. Don demonstrates the technique in one of his videos.