The plane used to be one of the most important tools in a woodworkers arsenal and now with things being more made by computers and machines, the hand tooled woodworker is one that is a dime a dozen. An antique plane is one that conjurs up memories of a day gone by where wood was used to shape wood and the work that was produced could rival the machine made stuff of today.
An antique plane is something that you only see in museums and are only used by a very scant few woodworker. Most of these were handmade and the mass produced ones are still ones to be envied. When a person looks at an antique plane it takes them back to the days of handmade boats and handmade furniture and houses.