Book Ends for the new office

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Project by Don W posted 207 days ago 1456 views 11 times favorited 25 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.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 207 days ago

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 207 days ago

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 207 days ago

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 207 days ago

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

-- Dan

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#5 posted 207 days ago

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!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#6 posted 207 days ago

What? No Rosewood…

Looks great really like this idea.

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#7 posted 207 days ago

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

-- "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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#8 posted 207 days ago

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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Don Broussard

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#9 posted 207 days ago

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 207 days ago


-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 207 days ago

Never heard of bush oil. Sounds kinda gross.

Clever idea BTW

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Don W

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#12 posted 207 days ago

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

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#13 posted 207 days ago

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 207 days ago

This concept is a hit on!! 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 207 days ago

Ok, that’s pretty clever!

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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