Hello again, all:
On the recent post about toothing planes, we had a question in the comments section as to whether they were used to flush dovetail pins on drawer sides. As Bill replied, we remember seeing this but have not yet had time to seek out examples from the CW collection. Yesterday we got a couple of pictures from Kirk Rush of a period desk and bookcase made in Charleston, SC (now in MESDA) that he is reproducing. On one of the drawer sides, sure enough, there are remnants of toothing marks across the half blind dovetail joint.
While the surface now stands marred by dirt, old finish and wear marks, these appear to be upswept tooth marks.
Thanks, Kirk, for making this available to us.
The Hay Shop.