Jointer Plane, Leveling Plane

Object ID
2019.004.001
Category
Tools and Equipment for Materials, Woodworking T&E
Date Made
1900s
Materials
Wood
Place Made
England
Related vessels
St. Roch
History of Use
After setting and wedging the iron blade to the desired thickness, the plane is pushed, shaving off a layer of wood at a time. Depending on the diagonal of the blade and the angle of the plane itself, the wood can be made to have a rough or smooth finish. The main purpose of this plane is to create straight edges on wood boards in preparation for the process of jointing.