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Inspirational Stanley #5 Plane

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Project by RockyBlue posted 09-28-2012 02:43 PM 2668 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recieved this #5 from my high school woodshop teacher a few weeks before they shut the shop down and sold the tools and machinery. We’ve kept in touch over the 12 years since taking his classes, so he gave me a heads up on the auction, which we both scored some nice machines. Anywho, I engraved my logo and favorite Teddy Resevelt saying on the side to remind me to work hard. I made the tote and knob with beetle kill pine and finished them with wax. I did the engraving on the CNC mill I used to run at the machine shop. On the other side of the plane body, I sanded the side, but you can still see the EHS scratched into it which I left for sentimental reasons.
Just need to make a shelf now for it to sit on.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.coloradobeetlekillfurniture.com





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-28-2012 02:59 PM

Sad they shut down the shop classes. Sign of the times. Nice work sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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TZH

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#2 posted 09-28-2012 03:03 PM

Nice restoration! Sentimentality is something I believe is missing in our society to a certain extent. Glad to see you have it. Thanks for sharing

TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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GrandpaLen

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#3 posted 09-28-2012 03:11 PM

...and a very nice Inspiration it is, indeed.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 09-28-2012 04:14 PM

You know you ruined the value of that plane scratchin’ it all up, don’t you? I’d like to help you out anyway, so I’ll give you $5 for it but you have to pay for the shipping. Deal?

;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 09-28-2012 05:02 PM

That is a great memento

Very nicely turned out

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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steamfab

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#6 posted 09-28-2012 05:48 PM

What a way to honor a great tool.

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exelectrician

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#7 posted 09-28-2012 07:38 PM

Th main vice on my workbench is from a local school that shut the woodshop …. sad isn’t it?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 09-28-2012 08:33 PM

Nice job on this!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 09-28-2012 10:39 PM

Nice!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 09-29-2012 04:43 PM

Great way to remember a wonderful teacher and shop experience. I was not that good in wood shop, but
without that learning experience, I would not be able to do half of what I can do today. Thank you for sharing
something that should not be missing in our schools.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Don W

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#11 posted 09-29-2012 09:15 PM

Great idea. I like it.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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