Stumpy's Twigs of Knowledge #1: What happened to all the Stanley #1 hand planes? You may be surprised...

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 07-09-2014 07:43 PM 1255 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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They’re too small to be useful, and too rare to be part of most collections. But they were once quite common and had a specific purpose! Take a minute to learn something new in the latest article at!

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#1 posted 07-09-2014 07:48 PM

Interesting. Those certainly were pretty small.

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#2 posted 07-09-2014 08:48 PM

I’ve never seen a No. 1 in real life. Based on the size comparison with the US quarter dollar, it looks like a toy! Your logic on what happened to the No. 1’s makes sense to me, and it’s hard to prove you wrong. Proving a negative is always difficult.

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#3 posted 07-09-2014 09:03 PM

Great read…. love to learn “useless” information!!!
Not really useless, as it may become a jeopardy! question…. or is that answer??? ;^)

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#4 posted 07-09-2014 09:56 PM

Got to handle a Lie Nielsen #1 once. Couldn’t even admire the craftsmanship, I just kept thinking, “Aw, it’s cute!”

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#5 posted 07-09-2014 10:09 PM

Interesting viewpoint Stumpy…...

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