Hand Tools Archive

Another wooden plane question

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
Most of the plane discussion that goes on here involves planes and planing what will become "show" surfaces. Among the people that I know building furniture this activity ranges from minor to absent from their work. The majority of the planing is a swish here and a swish there to fit something, accomplished with a #4 or #5 or maybe a #3, or some bevel up plane of similar size. The nimbleness I referred to below is a compelling attribute of the plane for these tasks, as well as a short sole.

So, what kind of wooden plane was/is used for fitting parts? A "coffin smoother" was shown earlier. But "smoother" was part of its name not coffin "fitter". Would there be any difference between a plane designed for smoothing and one ideal for fitting?

Messages In This Thread

Another wooden plane question
Only guessing (a SWAG)
Re: Another wooden plane question
© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.