created the topic: how are these planes to be used?
I'm not sure if this the right forum to put my question on old hand tools. I've obtained a couple of wood planes, but I have difficulty applying them properly.
As you can see, it has on it's side two drilled holes, to which - I suppose - something should be attached. The other picture shows that the blade is not positioned perpendicular to the long side of the plane. I wonder if anyone can tell me what the purpose of these characteristics is.
When using this one, it's obvious it cuts directly into the wood and gets stuck... What is it meant for?
First off, I'm not an Expert on planes. However, the first one appears to be missing a part. I believe that this is arabiting plane and the part missing is the adjustable wing used to align with the "off" side of the rabbit.