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Posted 2 years ago

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Here is a large block plane. I think it was used to plane huge timbers to build houses and barns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OK maybe toothpicks ,it is well made not a dull toy

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  1. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    I've seen violin makers use small planes such as this.
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Cool, does it have a slightly convex base?
    If so I would think mrmajestic is correct.
  3. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 2 years ago
    Thanks mrmajestic,bellin,vetraio,pops,miKKo,and walksoftly! Thanks for the info mrmajestic and, yes walk it has a slight convex.
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    The inside back & front panels of the violin is shaped thinner in the center to a concave shape with one of these small thumb planes.
    http://www.derekroberts.co.uk/making/thickness.htm
  5. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 2 years ago
    You 2 nailed it ,thanks for the info,I really had no idea!I just keep my eye out for odd things!
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    You're most welcome, we expect to see a violin posted by you soon.
  7. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 2 years ago
    HAHA!I'm not talented!not even close!Thanks brat!!!!!!!!
  8. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 2 years ago
    Thanks petey!

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