Wooden Hand Plane
- Source: eBay
Up for auction is a really great two-tone wooden handplane. I think the wood is walnut, but I had one person tell me it was cherry and another said it was mahogany. Regardless, it is really beautiful and feels heavy for its size. As you can see from the picture, the wedge that holds the blade in place has some great old tool marks in the triangular thumbhole. The blade is in great shape (other than some surface gunk built up over the years), and is adjustable. At the hilt on the topside, the initials D.P.A. stamped in the metal. On the reverse side D.P. Barton of Rochester, N.Y. is stamped within a circle. The plane measures 9" long, 2 1/2" wide and 2 3/8" tall. The bolt at the front of the plane appears to be steel. This would make a great addition to any collection or working shop.