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Project by Don W posted 01-05-2014 09:14 PM 2479 views 11 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed some book ends to fit into the décor of my office.

Having recently received a Stanley #3 with one cheek broke off, I figured it would work into the project wonderfully.

The wood is oak and I decide to leave the live edge.

Finish is Bush Oil.

And hand tools were used.

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





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 01-05-2014 09:23 PM

Cool idea! I’ll bet those would sell like hotcakes if someone could get a bunch of old broken planes and make ‘em to sell at the “Arts and craps” shows!

You could even glue some of the shaving curls just above the knob on the front so they look like they’re coming off the plane.

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#2 posted 01-05-2014 09:35 PM

Very cool idea, Don!
You turned the no.3 into a user! :)

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

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#3 posted 01-05-2014 10:01 PM

Your project will be copied for sure, and it should be. Now we know what we can do with those old classic planes we didn’t have the heart to throw away. Nice job.

-- Doug

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#4 posted 01-05-2014 10:01 PM

Awesome idea Don… Very well played! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#5 posted 01-05-2014 10:18 PM

Interesting use of a #3 Don. Splendid idea and great execution. You could make one from a #8 and use it to hold a wood pile!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 01-05-2014 10:20 PM

What? No Rosewood…

Looks great really like this idea.

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#7 posted 01-05-2014 10:26 PM

OK, now that’s just cool! Great job, Don, I might have to steal this idea.

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#8 posted 01-05-2014 10:34 PM

Most excellent idea ! This goes straight to my favorites and it is a good way to give a new life to a tool which has become unusable.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#9 posted 01-05-2014 11:51 PM

Sure to be stolen by many others here, like me, for instance! Great idea, DonW.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#10 posted 01-06-2014 12:05 AM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

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#11 posted 01-06-2014 12:30 AM

Never heard of bush oil. Sounds kinda gross.

Clever idea BTW

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty

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#12 posted 01-06-2014 12:42 AM

Bush Oil is a fancy BLO mix. Kind of a pre-mixed 3-2-1.

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

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#13 posted 01-06-2014 12:45 AM

Really neat! Very creative use of a broken tool. I’ll have to keep my eye out for a ruined plane.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 01-06-2014 12:46 AM

This concept is a hit on Etsy.com!! You should see all of the repurposed planes there, mostly transitionals that have been converted to lamps, pencil holders, desk organizers, and hung upside down on the wall for knick-knack shelves. It never gets old, but somewhere somebody is looking for those parts!!!!!
Nice work, DonW, you made bookends worthy of PTAMPIA!! Now I’m going to hafta make a pair!

-- 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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#15 posted 01-06-2014 12:54 AM

Ok, that’s pretty clever!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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