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Object Name Plane, Cornice
Catalog Number 1998.49.42
Date c. 1850
Material(s) Wood/steel/Leather/Iron
Dimensions H-6.25 W-14.5 D-12.25 inches
Description This is a two man wooden cornice plane. The sole has a decorative molding pattern and a matching iron. The single iron is held in place with a standard wedge. The wedge has two leather gaskets tacked to the sides. A handle is mortised into the body behind the iron. A dowel extends through the body horizontally in front of the mouth. Iron pegs are driven through the body at the toe and heel. There is no maker's mark.
Notes A wide plane cutting a large complex molding, equipped with handles for pulling as well as pushing. The molding is cut in a board which is then mounted at an angle at the juncture of wall and ceiling to form the "crown molding." POLLAK, EMIL, "GUIDE TO THE MAKERS OF AMERICAN WOODEN PLANES," 3RD EDITION, ASTRAGAL PRESS, 1994, P. 23.
Collection University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Collection
Subjects Woodworking
Search Terms University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS