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Project by mafe posted 03-24-2010 12:30 AM 2915 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My girlfriend who are French, gave me this old (broken from a antiqe shop) plane for my birthday, just because she was sure I would love a old beautiful tool.
It’s French, from the countryside, and yes it was full of animals… beside from it’s beauty.
So after a week in a plasticbag of poison, and two weeks outside in the cold to get rid of the little bastards, it was ready to get a new life.
So I put on a lamp, a dimmer, and mounted it on top of two beautiful old books, since my girlfriend are working for the National library in Paris.
So now I can think of old tools, and my girlfriend, before going to bed!!!
It’s 23.30 here in Copenhagen now, so I’ll say goodnight and turn off the plane now.

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





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 03-24-2010 12:41 AM

hej Mads
what a desastre for a great plane
but a very creative and great recycling idea
well done
and thankĀ“s for sharing it i will have this one
in the book for future use

Dennis

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#2 posted 03-24-2010 01:11 AM

very, very cool!

-- Mike, Southern IL

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mancave

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#3 posted 03-24-2010 02:58 AM

great idea

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stefang

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#4 posted 03-25-2010 03:53 PM

Hei Mads, great idea for a lamp. There are lots of old tools out there that can no longer be used, but still retain their beauty. This is a wonderful way to use it where it will still be used only in another way. You girl friend is very thoughtful, and of course the French are one of the premier woodworking nations of the world.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#5 posted 03-26-2010 12:05 AM

Hi,
Yes I’m lucky to have a girlfriend that choose to buy me a old tool.
But must admit even she have some borders… As when I told her about my plane no 8 or 9, and she reply: ‘It’s wonderful that you are so full of passion for what you do, but do you need a collection’?
It’s funny about the French, because they seem to have the most lousy tools in the world… But perhaps I can learn something there…
Thank’s guys.

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

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Woodfix

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#6 posted 03-29-2010 01:40 PM

Very well done, I have an old plane here that is about past all useable life. It may end up as something similar. Thanks for the inspiration.

Doug

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 04-10-2010 04:49 AM

Hi Mafe. That is a neat light! One of a kind and it has real meaning and memories which is the great part of it. Thanks for sharing!! You’ll give others ideas.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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mafe

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#8 posted 04-14-2010 10:45 AM

Thank you a lot Jim.

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

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Rick

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#9 posted 08-19-2010 10:13 PM

HA! I love it.
I wonder if my wife would let me have a lamp like that? Let’s find out.

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Don Johnson

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#10 posted 02-16-2011 12:53 PM

I followed your link from the ‘plane’ box, and admire the concept and execution of the lampstand.

Perhaps the only thing missing from the lamp is some lovely curly shavings on the base – I’m sure that you could devise a way of making them tough enough not to be damaged ????

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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mafe

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#11 posted 02-16-2011 01:07 PM

Hi Don, yes some epoxy would do the job!
I smile,
Mads

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

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