There are a vast number of antique wood planes in existence often causing confusion surrounding their identification. Often makers’ marks, company names or other identifying characteristics have worn away with time and use. Some of these companies, Millers Falls Tool Co., Sargent Tool Co., Union Tool Co, Ohio Tool Co. Emil & Martyl Pollak for their fine books American Plane Makers.
A hand plane is a tool for shaping wood. When powered by electricity, the tool may be called a planer. The very small curved bottom varieties are known as violin makers planes and are used in making stringed instruments. Wooden Planes for sale. Frequently Asked Vintage Tool Questions. There is a bit of tear out in the wood on the left side, but I believe that this is original to its manufacture. Tools and Woodworking for fun. The Birmingham Plane Manufacturing Company of Birmingham, CT (1885-1900).
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