1850's tongue and groove plane?

by Rob
(Cobb County, Ga)

1850's tongue and groove plane?

1850's tongue and groove plane?

I was given this by a 95 year old man who told me that his grandfather used it in construction of my house. I just restored the house in Georgia and am told it was originally constructed in 1853. So this should date from that time. The house has lots of old tongue and groove wall and ceiling boards that show the original hand planning marks.


Does anyone know anything about what this is? Does the story ring true? I have done some searching on the internet and have found nothing that looks like this.

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Plough Plane
by: John

Rob,

This looks like an old Plough Plane. It is indeed used to cut a groove in a board to fit another board into. A good example would be on a drawer. The front, sides and back would have a small groove, the width of the bottom board, cut the length of each piece 1/4" - 1/2" from the bottom of each piece. Once assembled, the bottom board fits into the groove in each of the front, sides and back pieces thereby being held firm. Hope this helps...

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