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I've been reading through a variety of 19th C marquetry books and alas, have yet to find a reference to a miter, mitre, block or any other plane that resembles this type. Toothing planes abound as do smoothers of various sizes. And lots of scrapers.
In checking some 18th C texts, I still can't find a reference, but then many refer simply to 'planes' without detailing what type.
It's a very frustrating search so far.
just look at 17th an 18th century sources. The ones I list. As soon as I can get a decent translation I will include what Felibien, Roubo, and Diderot say to accompany the illustrations I have already mentioned.
"The strike-block marked B3 is a plane shorter than than the Joynter, having its sole made exactly flat, and straight and is used for the shooting of a short joynt; because it is more handy than the long joynter. It is also used for the framing and fitting the joynts of Miters and Bevels; but the it is used in a different manner from other planes: for if the miter and bevel you are to fit be small, you must hold it very steddy in your left hand, with the sole of it upwards, and its fore-end towards your right hand: and you must hold your work in your right hand very steddy: Then apply the sawn miter, or sawn bevel at the end of your stuff, to the fore-end of the strike-block and so thrust it hard and upright forwards till it pass over the edge of the iron, so shall the edge of the iron, with several of these thrusts continued, cut or plane off your stuff the roughness that the teeth of your saw made..."
I'm sorry Joel, but I think you're barking up an empty tree. The strike block and the wooden miter plane were in use long before the infill miter plane. Both had issues and the infill miter plane was a natural evolution from the earlier British planes as plane makers sought alternative materials to overcome the structural problems or clearance issues of the wooden miter plane or the strike block plane.
Basing a whole theory of evolution of infill planes on a single image from Roubo is nuts; especially when you aren't fluent in French, don't have a translation and actually have no idea what the text of the book says.
I have constantly mentioned three sources not one. I have translated the accompanying texts I just want to get better translations before I post them. And there are no primary sources that contradict my references. Neve, Moxon, and a few others only mention strike block planes.
While I don't think there is any argument about the long existence of a strike block plane please tell me where you have primary evidence of something called in English a "wooden mitre plane" before 1790?