I’m new to wooden hand planes so this is a question about something I noticed with many of them. My recent acquisition of a moving fillister is a prime example. Why did the wood workers of the past drive tacks into the body of the planes? My fillister has three tack holes and three tacks still in it. They are placed at the back of the body just behind the iron, there are no cracks in it….not sure why they are in it.
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