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Thanks for sharing this-;)
It's funny, just when you think you've come up with a new idea eh?...page 16 Fig. 117. The saw/plane.I wonder what they used it for? I made something that looks very similar I've been calling a 'kerfing plane.' I use it for establishing a kerf when sawing veneers. Any ideas what this tool is/was known as and what it was used for? Glorified stair saw? I doubt it. Maybe a kerfing tool?
Thanks again for the link.
This is a very cool find!
This is a well thought out catalog. If something in the illustrations is a bit confusing, the "vues geometriques" will help sort it out. Presumably the text helps as well. I'm afraid my french comprehension isn't up to following all the detail.
Tom Fidgeon's kerfing plane is a fixed fence rabbeting saw. I've seen illustrations of such saws with a fence like on a moving fillister plane. The saw blade is slotted to adjust the depth of cut.
Figure 117 is named "La scie pour rainures" in the text. This would translate as grooving saw. It has two parallel blades with adjustable spacing, an adjustable fence, and an adjustable depth stop. So this isn't Tom's kerfing plane. But how was it to be used and what was its advantage over other tools in this application? Was it supposed to be used with a chisel and a router plane instead of using a plough?
Je ne sais pas.
Thank you Joel for the link and its attendant puzzles.
Merci beaucoup!?! ; 0