On Jan 26, 2023, at 10:26 PM, Frank Filippone wrote:
> So the question I am asking i what did US ( or for that natter, German French,
etc) makers of fine cabinetry
Frank, I would opine that the answer depends on the era.
In "modern" times, the Stanley #9 might be the answer to your question.
Before that, a chuting ( shooting ) board and a bench plane is an economical
solution to this need, and was no doubt widely used.
Let's hope some Galoot can come up with contemporary references...