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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 06-03-2012 06:12 PM 4650 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cleaning out around my built-in bench and storage I unearthed the family heirloom fore plane.
Still sharp enough to bite the unwary finger…

There you go, Charlie! :D

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 06-03-2012 06:36 PM

L. & I.J. White Tools, Buffalo, N.Y.

It’s a jointer plane, not a fore.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 06-03-2012 07:04 PM

wow douglas, thats a beauty, i think i want to make one …maybe not quite that large, i shall confer with my plane expert and see what advice i get, but its inspired me to move forward…great post

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 06-03-2012 07:07 PM

Great Douglas. The stamp on yours is different from the internet pone.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 06-03-2012 08:31 PM

Thanks you, sir! That’s an old trooper for sure.

I think I can still see a bit of blood on the iron. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 06-03-2012 08:57 PM

Douglas, I have one as well. My dad said it was over a hundred years old when he gave it to me 30 odd years ago.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 06-03-2012 10:05 PM

I’m pretty sure it was my paternal grandfather’s, and since Dad was born in 1917 it was very likely pre-1900’s. I will probably not go to a great deal of trouble with it with the cracked sole, and the throat just packed up with shavings when I tried it. I have a bunch of rehabs from 3 through 4 1/2, my Grandad’s 5, plus an out of the box Veritas low-angle jack (love it) and the smoother Thos. Angle made me. Probably ought to stop about any old time now…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 06-04-2012 01:26 AM

Wow! This is like finding treasure for sure!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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