Object Name
Plane, Tonguing
Edward Drury ||James Cam
Wood --Metal
Catalogue Number

L: 40.6cm W: 6.2cm H: 18.5cm
a- L: 40.6cm W: 6.2cm H: 18.5cm
b- L: 14.4cm W: 4.5cm H: 1.7cm
c- L: 15.3cm W: 4.3cm H: 0.3cm


A wooden tonguing plane consisting of 3 parts.
a- The body is a rectangular prism made of a brown hardwood. A large curved handle protrudes from the top of the body near the heel. A large throat cuts diagonally through the body near the toe. The sole is flat with a flat-bottomed groove running lengthwise down the centre. A short wooden fence frames the back edge of the sole. Stamps on the toe read: "DRURY/N.B./ST. JOHN"; "M.D."; "I BLOWER". A stamp on the heel reads "I BLOWER". A stamp on the top of the body near the toe reads "I BLOWER".
b- The wedge is made of a similar hardwood to the body. It is wide-set. The top corners are squared and slightly chamfered. The bottom tapers to a chisel edge with two protruding prongs that each taper to a point.
c- The iron is a wide strip of grey metal. The top corners are chamfered. The cutting edge consists of two flat blades with a groove separating them. Each blade is 11/16" wide and the gap is 3/8". Stamps on the front face read: "JAMES:CAM"; "WARRANTED/CAST STEEL".


Tonguing planes cut two parallel grooves in a workpiece. They are used in conjunction with a corresponding grooving plane to create tongue-and-groove joins. When used together, they are known as match planes. The iron of a tonguing plane contains two sharp edges and a central notch that leaves a raised ridge.