No, no. [-X It's an "expertly machined" bullnose converted to a chisel plane. Didn't you read the blurb? :lol: The opening bid seems a bit optimistic even for an unbroken example. :roll:Bean":3nwbsu1n said:Could it be a broken rebate plane ??
Given that the bridge between the nose and the body of the plane is quite thin, I'm surprised we don't see it more often.evie":2eqsex7v said:Ah. Broken off the front. I see now. And then cleaned up a bit. Does that often happen to those kind of planes?
Sort of. Because it has a vestigial nose, it's difficult to use as a shoulder or rebate plane. It's purpose in life is to work a stopped rebate or dado, like, erm.... this:evie":2eqsex7v said:And (OK) what is the original for -- I see the blade sticks out all the way to the edges, so ... is it a shoulder plane? for the shoulders of tenons & stuff like that?
:lol: I know what you mean. :lol:evie":2eqsex7v said:No, I went to blood & gore & it says it's a bull-nose rabbet plane. Which actually leaves me no more the wiser, except with a sort of horrifying animal image.
Curiously enough, they're rabbets, or rebates in this country. (Yes, confusing terminology changes depending on the country #-o )evie":2eqsex7v said:A rabbet plane, I should think, is useful for cutting those narrow grooves (or are they dadoes?) on the edges of the piece of work.
Nope. A rebate or rabbet is worked on the edge of the work and has one side. A dado or housing is a groove or trench across the grain with two sides.evie":2eqsex7v said:Maybe a rabbet is just a dado.
See pic above. Could be you never do, but when you do it saves an awful lot of chisel work. For some people it's just a generally all-round handy plane style to have about the place.evie":2eqsex7v said:But anyway, I don't know why you might want it to be bull-nosed.
Not the #90J IIRC. That has a fixed mouth. Unless it's broken... That is to say, a fixed toe as part of the whole body casting.evie":2eqsex7v said:AND, B&G says: "The toe section can be removed completely from the plane so that it can be used as a chisel plane.
Could it be a broken rebate plane ??
No, no. It's an "expertly machined" bullnose converted to a chisel plane. Didn't you read the blurb? The opening bid seems a bit optimistic even for an unbroken example.