Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
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Draw Plane or Draw Knife
Belmont Hardware Company
This tool was first called a Draft Shave. It was probably originally used to strip bark from logs. When pulled across a piece of wood it would “shave” off layers of wood. It was “drawn” toward the body. It was used to taper the sides of shingles, to rough size the edges of floor boards, and rough trim paneling before planning; to fashion axe, rake, and other tool handles and to make stool legs, ox yokes, pump handles, and wheel spokes.