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Match plane
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Title: Match plane
Identifier: X964.100.28
Donor: Unknown
Item Date: 1880-1930
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: Wooden plane with no handle. The top part is 1/2 inch narrower for use as a handle. The bottom part has grooves of 1/4 inch wide and 3/8 thick. Has metal blade with the same grooves. Marked on one end "Eclipse Tool Co."

A match plane is a plane that has cutters designed to make the tongues and grooves on the edges of matchboards. This type of plane usually sold in pairs. _

A plane is a tool for shaping wood. Planes are used to flatten, reduce the thickness of, and impart a smooth surface to a rough piece of lumber or timber. Planning is used to produce horizontal, vertical, or inclined flat surfaces on work pieces usually too large for shaping. Special types of planes are designed to cut joints or decorative mouldings.

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