Aluminum block planes are some of the strangest of planes around. They appeared for a brief period during the wars, and maybe again in the 1950s. Two of the strangest are the UTIL and The BOSTON – from unknown companies. http://workingbyh...
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28 posts in 263 days
Location: Toronto, Canada
I was born in 1970.
Educated as a computer scientist - specializing in image processing/computer vision, and usability of objects.
I live in Toronto, Canada.
I've spent the last 12 years renovating my house. Nearing the end now (if there really is an end!). Finally getting to the point where I can concentrate on woodworking... well after the workshop is fitted out and the workbench whose wood has been acclimatizing for years is built!
I'm a keen rhykenologist - focusing on block planes. I have become an avid tool collector, mostly Millers Falls and Sargent. I do some tool restoration, and research on tool history. Would eventually like to get involved with some tool design.
Over the years I have become more interested in how the use of tools and objects has affected our development, how they are designed and how they have evolved.
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|commented on||Handplane Restoration #26: Interesting middle of the road approach||17 days ago|
|commented on||Mafe's work shop #1: Alcove - man needs rest in his nest...||19 days ago|
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|added blog entry||Workbenches in Denmark||29 days ago|
|commented on||Millers Falls "Buck Rogers" planes trade circular||29 days ago|
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A brief Millers Falls study of the No.104 “Buck Rogers” hand drill. This is a very aesthetically pleasing tool, but functionally it doesn’t work as well as some of their earlier models. http://workingbyhand.wordpress.com/2013/...
The final posting on clones – this one looks at three clones: CAPEWELL, WORTH and PEXTO block planes. The next post on clones will be one on the Craftsman combination plane. http://workingbyhand.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/the-clone-wars-par...
This is the first post of three relating to cloned planes – vintage planes made by the likes of Stanley, Sargent and Millers Falls for catalog companies such as Sears. http://workingbyhand.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/the-clone-wars-part-i/