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Favorite Old Tool(s) #5: Millers Falls, etc.

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Blog entry by Paul posted 05-21-2007 09:36 PM 923 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I mentioned in the comments section of my shop tour that I use just a handful of my plane collection. These old Millers Falls planes are excellent workers:

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I keep the low angle block plane handy and use it often to shave just a little bit where I need it.

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The 9" Smooth plane is the next most often used.

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The 10" Smooth Plane (like a Stanley 4 1/2") and the 14" Jack less often.

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This large panel gauge or board gauge with a brass thumb screw was one of my first old tool acquisitions.

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-- Paul, Texas



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Paul

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#1 posted 05-23-2007 09:19 PM

Okay, so that wasn’t too exciting. What else do I have around here?

Remember, I would still love to see pics of your old tools, too!

-- Paul, Texas

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#2 posted 05-23-2007 10:27 PM

They all look real nice. I have not played with any of the Millers Falls. I have mostly Stanley planes and they are described in my blog if you had not seen them. I’ll have to pick up a Millers Falls and play with it if I happen across one.

I like the panel gage. It looks like a good one. Do you use it much?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 06-27-2007 03:34 PM

Any more installments coming?

: ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 06-27-2007 03:42 PM

That’s an awesome collection!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 06-27-2007 08:16 PM

You have a great collection of planes and tools. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 06-28-2007 02:29 AM

Hey guys, I’ve been gone on vacation to visit family in Illinois for the past 10 days. I’ll get back into the LJ groove over the next few days. Found a great Shopsmith Store in Des Moines, IA – check it out if you ever pass through there.

-- Paul, Texas

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#7 posted 07-30-2007 08:06 PM

Wow. two months since my last posting on this blog. Sorry, been busy with other stuff. I’ll try to get something else new (old) posted in the near future.

-- Paul, Texas

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