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New Directions #3: New (old) TOOLS!!!!!

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Blog entry by JeremyPringle posted 01-15-2015 03:59 AM 6791 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Progress and curly cherry Part 3 of New Directions series Part 4: Stash.. or hoard? »

New direction in life… new outlook on life… new projects to build… so why not some new tools?

In the end of all this, my hope is to be 100% hand tool. I still occasionally use a router table because I don’t have decent moulding planes or a full set of hollows and rounds yet….. yet.....

I was able to pull some strings and with a little begging to certain people that I know and hold in high regard (who will remain a secret) I was able to get my hands on some awesome wood body planes. They arrived yesterday and today was the first chance I had to unwrap them all and have a look….

9 complex moulding planes, one of them has 2 blades and makes it a ‘true’ moulding plane. These planes are dated to be early-mid 1800’s. The blades are in amazing shape they will not take very much work at all before I am using them.

Compass coffin and toothed scraping plane. I have been wanting a toothed scraping plane for a long time as from what I am researching, it is vital to the marquetry and veneer world that I am venturing into.

Handrail plane with adjustable fence, panel raising plane and a ‘kids jack’. The kids jack has a smaller handle and is the perfect size for my boy..

Last… I don’t know what they are called, but a small detail radius set, hollow, round and rabbet planes. From what I am led to believe, these are super rare.

And then all of them lined up..

I can only imagine how many panels that raised, or how many handrails that plane made…. I cant wait to start using them.

J



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Brit

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#1 posted 01-15-2015 12:39 PM

Holy crap! That is a great set of planes you’ve acquired there Jeremy. I look forward to seeing the projects you make with them.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#2 posted 01-15-2015 01:52 PM

Show us some more of those in action when you get a chance. They are definitely some planes you don’t see every day.

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#3 posted 01-15-2015 04:37 PM

Awesome collection, for sure! Those three oddballs are very interesting. I wonder if Caleb James makes anything like those?

I’ve been able to pick up some on occasion at antique malls and such. Be sure to show us you working them.

LB

-- Lynn Bradford | Indiana | A poor excuse is better than none.

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#4 posted 01-15-2015 05:38 PM

Great score Jeremy! I have a few but would love to have more but to get them in a collection like this is very special. Best of luck in your New Direction.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 01-15-2015 06:11 PM

Nice haul, Jeremy! I’ve never seen small planes that you referred to as “small detail radius” planes. I expect that you’re right in referring to them as “super rare”. I’d be interested in seeing how the small ones work.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#6 posted 01-15-2015 06:20 PM

Someone say Merry Christmas..

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