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Just some planes restored #29: Chaplin's Improved Hand Plane

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Blog entry by Don W posted 12-20-2014 09:36 PM 2100 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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terryR

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#1 posted 12-20-2014 10:16 PM

Very nice, Don!
What’s up with that checkered tote?

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#2 posted 12-20-2014 10:33 PM

Nice job Don. I love tools that are unique or different, and this one certainly qualifies.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#3 posted 12-20-2014 10:39 PM

Terry, the tote is of the plastic variety. I don’t know how to fix it. Someday maybe I’ll stumble across one.

Thanks Bob, I like the odd balls to.

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#4 posted 12-20-2014 10:53 PM

Yeah, I thought it had that plastic look…
I’m sure you could make a nice one from wood.
Only take a day or so for the checkering. :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 12-20-2014 11:00 PM

That is one righteous restoration, Don! Is it going on a go-to shelf, or on display for posterity? I need one of these!!

[Edit:] Just for the sake of discussion, Don, one of those colored translucent Permaloid totes came up on eBay, 9 hours left: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-Red-Plane-Plastic-Tote-Handle-Turner-very-good-condition/131378708846?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20141121090453%26meid%3Da2a25bf00cf7418ba9a5b1733b60072b%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D20141121090453%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D261701263148

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Don W

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#6 posted 12-20-2014 11:17 PM

i’ll keep it original for now.

Edit: it’s a pure collector for me.

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

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 12-20-2014 11:58 PM

OBVIOUSLY it’s a collector item for Don. Notice the top pic? He even took it into the bathroom with him! :-)

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poopiekat

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#8 posted 12-21-2014 12:27 AM

No, of course I’d never suggest a Turner tote for this Chaplin, despite the composite material of the original tote, but the mention of plastic and rubber totes recalled an earlier conversation on here about rare Permaloid totes.

One of these rarities turned up on eBay. I thought Don should know about it, as he was very interested in these translucent totes at one time.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Don W

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#9 posted 12-21-2014 01:19 AM


One of these rarities turned up on eBay. I thought Don should know about it, as he was very interested in these translucent totes at one time.

- poopiekat

Thanks Poopiekat. I’m looking for one attached to a Millers Falls.

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

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Brit

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#10 posted 12-21-2014 12:01 PM

That’s a nice bit of history you’ve restored there Don. Good job sir.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#11 posted 12-29-2014 02:47 PM

Always amazing how well you are able to bring these back from the brink.

-- ~Tony

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