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Blog entry by Don W posted 06-09-2012 at 06:20 PM 4140 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a couple of cheap fix-er-uppers today. One seems a little interesting.

Note the cool cap iron. Its held with a modified large wood screw/lag type. The tightening bolt head is brass.

A metal base that sits in a hole in the wood body. It holds the blade and cap iron.

Just some quick wire brushing and some oil and it was all loose and could make some shavings.

I’m thinking the wood may be wormy chestnut or something similar. The wood is pretty shot and will need some repair. I just liked the cap. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Sorry for the fuzzy pictures. It was late and in a hurry.

Worth $5? I’m hoping to get it into working order and find some information on it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com



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#1 posted 06-09-2012 at 06:30 PM

maybe you could remake the body out of some layered maple and walnut.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#2 posted 06-09-2012 at 06:44 PM

Cool!

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

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#3 posted 06-09-2012 at 07:33 PM

Great find, good luck

-- Norman

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#4 posted 06-09-2012 at 09:45 PM

I have not seen one like that before. Nice find.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#5 posted 06-10-2012 at 10:04 AM

The plane iron and cap were easily worth the $5 the adjusting screw/lag was gravy and as for the wood, if
you have to make a new wooden body, that is fun and you can not put a price on having fun with wood.
Congratulations on a new find and thank you for sharing it with us.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 06-10-2012 at 01:08 PM

looks nearly as the system they are using on some Danish woodenplanes
a locking system they have used the last 6-7 decades or so :-)
the blade is easely to thight and is adjusted with a mallet
just like if there was a wooden wedge instead
and our schoolsystem still use the type in Sloyd classes

I know its a bad picture but its the plane in front row

thanks for sharing

Dennis

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#7 posted 06-10-2012 at 01:54 PM

Had a chance to work on these today. This is the one on the left. A new bloodcote tote.

Sorry about the bad picture, but its taking some very fine shavings.

And back to the one with the cool cap.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#8 posted 06-10-2012 at 02:01 PM

nice colour on that blodcote wood :-)

Dennis

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#9 posted 06-10-2012 at 09:03 PM

Don,
Yes, I have seen these before. I made a replica that can be seen in my LJ’s projects.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/38856

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#10 posted 06-11-2012 at 03:50 AM

Woodworkerscott, yours has a wooden wedge ( looks great by the way) like a traditional wood plane. I was wondering about the one with the metal cap in place of the wedge.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#11 posted 06-11-2012 at 08:19 AM

Interesting plane Dan, the piece of wood you put on the front makes it look like the hood of a car. hehe.

That jointer looks beautiful, love the bloodcote.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#12 posted 06-12-2012 at 06:03 AM

Beautiful plane with the bloodcote tote.
The other type we know here in Europe in many versions.
http://www.ulmia.de/Deutsch/Ulmia-Hobel.htm
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 06-15-2012 at 01:51 PM

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#14 posted 06-15-2012 at 02:25 PM

good work Don :-)

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#15 posted 06-15-2012 at 02:44 PM

I seen one screwed to a walll in a local BBQ joint or one that looks similar any way.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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