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Broken Molding Plane into key holder

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Before you all start collecting scrap so you can roast me alive for desecrating a beautiful tool, the molding plane pictured here was split and has warped at the split beyond repair. It was/is a 1860s-ish Gleave #8 round. There was no bringing it back from the dead, so I cleaned it up, applied a little walnut oil, and added a VERY pitted iron to make a key holder for our living room. It subtly tells first-time visitors that a carpenter/joiner/Ébéniste lives here and it gives this tool a useful second life – I couldn’t bear to chop it up or use it to heat the house…

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog





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majuvla

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#1 posted 70 days ago

Verry original idea!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodchuckerNJ

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#2 posted 70 days ago

No flames here. Excellent idea. I have a few beaters.
Although the wife won’t let me do that on the main floor, it certainly would be fine for my office and workshop.

Cool…

-- Jeff NJ

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JayT

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#3 posted 70 days ago

Nice idea. Better useful wall art instead of landfill waste or fire fodder.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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mcoyfrog

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#4 posted 70 days ago

Great job, I dig it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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mds2

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#5 posted 70 days ago

I am so stealing this idea. thanks man, great idea!

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Oldtool

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#6 posted 70 days ago

Nice idea. At least it’s still being used, and it makes great art.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Matt Vredenburg

127 posts in 2016 days


#7 posted 64 days ago

I love this idea and thanks for sharing! I have a few of these I just picked up at a garage sales and will be making one for my shop soon.

-- Matt, Arizona

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Don W

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#8 posted 64 days ago

A good way to keep it useful. Great idea.

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

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