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Forum topic by bruc101 posted 02-04-2016 03:07 AM 770 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bruc101

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02-04-2016 03:07 AM

Well, that’s what the guy seems to think it is any away. I can’t recall ever seeing one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Tabletop-Wood-Planer-/141888641549

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org


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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 02-04-2016 03:12 AM

Wow, maybe a paper shredder? Weird.

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James Wright

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#2 posted 02-04-2016 03:19 AM

WOW. looks cool whatever it is! Would love to post that to the MWTCA and see what they say!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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thirdrail

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#3 posted 02-04-2016 06:43 AM

If those are the slicers inside the flywheel/ crank I think it might be a hand operated bread slicer for a small restaurant or the like. Commercially sliced bread didn’t come along until the mid 1920’s. A much bigger version of something like this was abandoned in some rental property that I had. That one only did one slice at a time from a vicious 14 inch front wheel.

-- Third rail

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bruc101

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#4 posted 02-04-2016 06:47 AM



If those are the slicers inside the flywheel/ crank I think it might be a hand operated bread slicer for a small restaurant or the like. Commercially sliced bread didn t come along until the mid 1920 s. A much bigger version of something like this was abandoned in some rental property that I had. That one only did one slice at a time from a vicious 14 inch front wheel.

- thirdrail

Now that makes more sense than it being a wood planer.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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hairy

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#5 posted 02-04-2016 01:35 PM

Looks like a pasta maker.

Link to antique pasta maker.
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/10126514_antique-german-cast-iron-pastanoodle-maker

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dhazelton

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#6 posted 02-04-2016 01:57 PM

What he said ^. I thought slaw cutter at first. The roller with the kerfs would crimp the dough before it was cut. The top roller is probably adjustable for thickness of noodle. The maple board is a giveaway that it’s for food service.

I contacted the seller to tell him what it was and what it wasn’t. Maybe he can get more money this way.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 02-04-2016 02:05 PM

That’s it, very cool.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#8 posted 02-04-2016 02:53 PM

Antique hand cranked wood planer, Thats me

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#9 posted 02-04-2016 05:26 PM

Nice identification, hairy. My guess was going to be a tobacco shredder. Not too different from this thing. And it appears from eBay listings that that’s what a lot of people list this pasta maker as.

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#10 posted 02-04-2016 05:50 PM

Any of the above seem more likely than a planer. For 1 thing, the blade can’t feed and cut the wood at the same time. For another, there’s nowhere for outfeed, the crank wheel is in the way. Either the buyer knew what it really is or is in for a rude awakening!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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