This plane is a very old carpentry and cabinetmaking tool. It is fully made from wood, its sole is straight, and a horn-shaped handle located on the nose of the barrel allows the carpenter to grasp it firmly.

One of the essential parts of a plane is its blade. Although it still consists of a plane iron cap, a wooden part that helps hold and block the blade, it no longer has its blade, which is called an “iron.”

Its shape seems to have been inspired by modelling planes of German origin.

Donation from Conrad Godin
Musée Pierre-Boucher Collection
1978 335 I