Metal Cooper's Plane

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G S Haydon

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Evening, though you might be interested in seeing a metal cooper's plane. I've seen quite a few wooden ones but not one like this. Very robust construction.

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My g.g.g.grandfather was a cooper circa 1790 - 1850 in Yorkshire

I doubt he would have had such a beast of a plane but who knows
 

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custard":3k0fjzqy said:
I wonder why that plane has a centred iron and Bailey planes don't?
Well, a Bailey is a LOT shorter, and bought to the workpiece, so that's two massive differences, either of which might justify the difference.

IIRC I posted a metal cooper's jointer, a long time ago. Image is probably photobucket though.

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Here's the other one, as remembered by Phil topic107813.html

The iron is central so the whole stave can be held above it and the angle maintained as it is pushed down below it.

That museum needs a proof reader for its labels!
 
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