That’s worth keeping because it was grandpappy’s … but it doesn’t have much value.
looks to me to be a block plane desinged to be used i one hand with the second finger placed in the indentaion at the front used for final smoothing of angles corners etc.It's not about the value for me. I just want to know what kind of plane it is and what it should be used for.
Exactly.- when you say the sharp edge, are you referring to the corners? Almost like creating a camfered edge?
corners was a bad choice of words i use the block plane to clean up the rebates when making picture framesYes. "corners" was a bad choice of word, I've only been working with wood for 8 years after a lifetime with metal and machinery, but my dad was a carpenter, so i learnt all his tools when still very young, so my terminology is almost a 100 years out of date