What Is A Masting Plane?

what is a masting plane?
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A Masting Plane or Boat Builders Plane also traditionally referred to as a 'Spar Plane' or 'Forkstaff Plane' is a wooden plane which looks like a wooden smoothing plane but with a hollow (concave) sole.

A masting plane, as the name suggests, is a tool used historically by boat builders and shipwrights.

These planes can be used for rounding a pole and for convex work.

A masting plane is wider than the widest hollow plane from a hollow and round plane set.

That I can think of, I don't believe there are any other similar mainstream planes produced since the old wooden masting planes with a wide hollow (concave) sole.

The wooden masting plane is the most commonly found masting plane today.

See also Boat Builders Planes Review for more info and photos.


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