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Blog entry by GMatheson posted 391 days ago 1095 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Went for a little field trip the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Its a nice little place to visit. They say they have about 3000 planes but most of the tools seem to be tucked away in storage downstairs. I was told the curator does take people down to see the whole collection but he wasn’t around the day I was there. Maybe I will have better luck the next time I go.

There was a room full of woodies of all shapes and sizes though.

I found this jointer plane pretty interesting.

They even had a little workshop to play with a few tools. The plane really needed sharpening. It had 7 or 8 nicks across the blade.

And if you ever wanted to know the history of the nail.

Or wanted to see an old foot powered mortiser (sorry about the blurry pic).

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada



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Brit

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#1 posted 391 days ago

Wow – Looks like an interesting place. Lots to drool over. Thanks for sharing the photos.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 391 days ago

” They say they have about 3000 planes …”

Heck, I’ll bet DonW has more than that, and he’s not even a museum :-)

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#3 posted 391 days ago

The difference is Don’s are all ready to go.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Don W

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#4 posted 391 days ago

That’s cool. And no, I haven’t hit 3000 yet. And Andy, I have a few not ready to go. :-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 391 days ago

Wow that is cool

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#6 posted 387 days ago

Really cool, thanks for sharing. I like that mortiser.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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