A tear-down of a Millers Falls 709, as per the Millers Falls advertising literature. http://workingbyhand.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/buck-rogers-planes-part-2/
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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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An interesting series of block planes in which the base, and often other components are made of steel – formed using a combination of stamping press and punch press. They were touted as “indestructible”. http://workingbyhand.w...
Another weird aluminum block plane from my collection – “The BOSTON”. I know of three planes in this series, but next to nothing about the manufacturer. http://workingbyhand.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/another-weirder-aluminum-pl...
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...