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Grooving Plane - Yarra Punt Builder, circa 1930s Reg. No: HT 12451
- Wooden grooving plane, designed for use as a matching pair of planes with HT 12453, for producing tongue and groove joints along the matching edge for flooring or lining boards. Once owned by Joseph Stevenson, reputed to have built the first wooden house in Melbourne and the first public punt to operate on the Yarra River, for publican William Watts, near the site of the present Princes Bridge. He was also involved in the construction of Kirk's Horse Bazaar in Bourke Street and other early Melbourne buildings. Joseph Stevenson later settled at Kangaroo Ground in the 1840s.
- Made from timber.
For 3/16-inch groove at ¼ from fence (edge)
1 1/8 in x 5/32 in steel guard
9 ½ in (242 mm) x 1 3/8 in (35 mm) x 6 in (152 mm)
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Diana Bassett-Smith, 2006
|Dimensions:||14.80 cm (Height), 3.30 cm (Width), 24.05 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||rivers, ferries, punts, shipbuilding, woodworking tools|
|Themes this item is part of:||Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Secondary Classification:||Carpentry & Woodworking|
|Tertiary Classification:||hand tools - planes|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped into leading end: "J. STEVENSON/Melvilles"
Stamped into trailing end: "6/8".
|Date Used:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1830s|
|References:||Salaman, R. A, Dictionary of tools used in the woodworking and allied trades, c. 1700-1970, London, Allen & Unwin, 1975|