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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 01-18-2011 08:48 AM 1500 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a major move 3 years ago. I packed everything up quite well, when I got here some went into storage,some into my work trailer and some went ? I knew I had some block planes somewhere. Last night I found them. They were stored in two seperate places. I don’t even remember the one box. OH OH.
I can honestly say…I have NOT used all of these yet. One by one I will sharpen them and make some cuts.After the block planes I do have a few rabbet planes, that photo will come soon.
Forgot to mention: I can put a claw hammer or ball pein hammer beside every plane too !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 08:56 AM

WOW, do you have some block planes. I have three and I thought I was a plane guy. Now I realize I am not in your league. How did you pickup so many? Here on the West Coast we don’t have the used tools you do in the Mid west. Very Cool

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 12:42 PM

That is a serious fetish that you have there my brother

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 12:52 PM


-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 01-18-2011 02:08 PM

OK ! So that’s what was hiding under the ice ! My goodness, that is one impressive bunch of iron !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#5 posted 01-18-2011 02:53 PM

great collection
I can deal with that you say you use the transissionplanes more or less daily
but don´t come and say you will do the same with theese …...LOL
I know you say you ain´t a collecter ….but ..but ..I start to daubt ….lol

thank´s for sharing it …......droool :-)

have a great day

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#6 posted 01-18-2011 02:56 PM

I ain’t never seen so many block planes in my life. Are you going to open up a block plane store when you get em all restored?

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 01-18-2011 02:57 PM

They’ve got a cure for what you have. :D In fact, I think they have a TV show about it now. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#8 posted 01-18-2011 03:04 PM

Wow, I thought I had it bad. Excellent collection. What a fun project to pull one out & tune it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 01-18-2011 03:14 PM

damn dude thats a lot of planes. lol

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#10 posted 01-18-2011 04:18 PM

“i knew i had some block planes somewhere” ... what were they hiding uner the stuffed elephant your storing There’s like a hundred planes there … now where did that Buick go??

Just jokin with ya Chips … got one helluva collection there. Now i can see why i cant find any low angle block planes … Chips got em all !!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#11 posted 01-18-2011 05:05 PM

Canadian Chips, I am afraid you have a terminal case of tool collectors syndrome, my pyschiatrist theraparist
has assured me that it is not harmful to the body unless you start collecting heavy anvils and insist on
carrying them around without help. The only problem is that it is highly contagious and I am not sure if
you contracted it from this site or are one of those spreading the syndrome. It is too late to do anything
except enjoy it and try to arrange for your heirs to have enough room for your collections when they
eventually inherit them. LOL. Thank you for sharing and I will take my one lone block plane and carefully
hide it so that it will not show up in your collection. I am sure you made hellauawreck’s day when he
found out that at least in one area someone has a better collection than he does and when they say
he has too much stuff, he can point to you as a good bad example.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 01-18-2011 05:57 PM

Wouldn’t you, like to adopt, someone like me? ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#13 posted 01-18-2011 07:28 PM

Very impressive!

Now I want to see the rabbet planes… :)

Got shoulder planes too?

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#14 posted 01-18-2011 09:39 PM

You sure you have enough timber to make some cuts with each one? ;^)

The little ones, bottom right, 2nd photo? Those you will have to put in a box and send them this way; I can provide a good home! They will never have to live in a dark, stuffy box again. I can give them fresh African sunshine….

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#15 posted 01-18-2011 10:04 PM

You know, the next stage is the molding planes, then the advanced stages are the jointer and smoother planes. Did I mention the saws?

Nice collection!

-- David in Damascus, MD

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