|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 09-13-2015 11:58 PM||854 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-13-2015 11:58 PM
So I just got back from a trip to help out my aging parents, and since my Dad doesn’t expect to ever do anymore “tinkering”, I filled up the back of my small car with miscellaneous tools that he mostly inherited and then “sat on” for many years.
One part of the haul was a very good condition Stanley/Bailey #6
Now this is two kinds of a problem for me. First, together with a small stanley box plane and a recently purchased Lee Valley #4.5…this new to me plane puts me firmly on the slippery slope towards becoming a collector.
Now the other problem is one I could actually use some help with. I’m not really much of a hand-tool kinda guy. I have a usable power jointer and a DW 735 planer…so what would somebody like me use a #6 for?
I routinely find uses for my small and medium hand-planes…but I’m coming up dry when I try to imagine a use for this new one.
...and just to save you the trouble, I’m sure a good many of you will decide to be magnanimous and offer to “solve” this problem for me by finding it a new home. Thanks, really and truly, but I would rather increase my skill level and become worthy to be the owner of this fine tool rather than hand it off to you.
So, are there some common uses for a big plane like this in a primarily non-hand-tool shop?
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.