The stainless-steel CT-17 helicopter block plane, video

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Blog entry by bubinga posted 04-14-2011 08:44 AM 4251 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by the lightweight, high-strength components found in helicopters, Bridge City Tool Works has made a work of art that planes wood.

The stainless-steel CT-17 block plane from Bridge City Tool Works is perhaps the best-looking plane I’ve ever seen. And the beauty is more than skin deep because the new plane doubles as both a conventional and low-angle model. Lock up your credit cards . $860.00

—E J

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#1 posted 04-14-2011 08:55 AM

Oh my god, i hope they are unable to ship it to germany. If not then i should give my credit card to my wife -the safest place.
Absolute heavenly tool, thank you very much for posting!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#2 posted 04-14-2011 09:40 AM

Jeez, that’s a good looking tool. It would be nice to have it. You can put the TV away and just look at the plane the entire evening LOL

Thanks for posting !!


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#3 posted 04-14-2011 02:25 PM

Be nice if they showed it making a few cuts.

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#4 posted 04-14-2011 04:39 PM

A must have (if I were Bill Gates). It costs a pretty penny, but I love it.

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

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#5 posted 04-14-2011 11:01 PM

Sorry have to say this , don´t want to upset any…...

BAAAAH another collecter item /dream ... just like a Karl Holtey plane …..
too expencive for the normal world

thank´s for sharing this industriel beautyfull plane with out a soul

take care

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#6 posted 04-15-2011 03:38 AM

As a toolmaker I can appreciate the engineering that goes into developing a tool like that. The downside, IMO, is that it’s futuristic appearence takes away from the simplistic use of the tool. I like cool looking tools and this ranks right up there with the best of them. But if I have to sell everything I have just to buy one, then Bridge City can keep it.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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