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Does anyone recognize this finger plane design? I've had this for probably close to 40 years, and I don't remember where I bought it from. I'm thinking it was from the old Woodcraft Supply when it was just one store in a Boston Suburb and published two catalogs per year. I'm wondering who made it. It's designed to be held as shown in the photos, and pulled towards the user like a Japanese plane. There are two Allen setscrews, one to adjust the blade depth, and the other to lock the blade in place. I positioned two Allen keys in one of the photos to show where they are inserted into the plane body. The setscrews are inch threaded 10/24, and take a 3/32" Allen key, so I would assume that it was made in USA. I've only seen one other similar tool, years ago in a violin/bowmakers workshop. That tool was clearly made from the same materials and to the same design principles, except the sole was flat, the blade was positioned vertically, and it was designed to function as a scraper plane. That maker used it for bowmaking. (I'm certain that if I mentioned his name, many of you would recognize him. I'm reluctant to do that here for his privacy. I haven't seen him for many years.) I'm not offering to sell it, so please don't ask. Thanks!