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11-06-2010 10:40 PM

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I have a Shutz Ulmia Marke-Ott plane that is about 2 ft. long. My father bought this plane about 50 years ago and it is still in the box. Is this thing worth fooling with or should I just leave it in the box and hang on to it for sentimental reasons. I assume it is a joining plane but I just have never used anything quite like this.

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#1 posted 11-06-2010 10:47 PM

It’s up to you. It might make an excellent user or paperweight, either way…I don’t know much about this plane.
If you really don’t want it at all, someone here might buy it…

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#2 posted 11-06-2010 10:53 PM

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#3 posted 11-06-2010 11:03 PM

Thanks. There is a picture of this exact plane on the ebay posting. It is evidently 2 1/2 ft long. I have just sharpened the plane and will give it a try. No paperwork or instructions in the box.

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#4 posted 11-07-2010 06:46 PM

Using hand planes is great fun, so I am more inclined to encourage you to use it. Having said that, a plane that size is a bit unwieldy for a novice, so I would encourage you to try a smaller one first and work your way up to it. Something in the Stanley #4 size range (roughly a foot long) would be easier to get the hang of, I think.

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 06:50 PM

The Ulmias are well-regarded among the wooden “Euro” style planes. I’d think that a vintage one would be even more so. Usage is a little different than iron planes, but yours is probably worth some effort – sharpening, checking the sole for flat, etc.

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 07:58 PM

oh yah ulmia planes is welworth a restoring if nessery but you said its still in box
then it shuold only bee a matter of sharpen/ hone it and of you fly
if it ainĀ“t warped or scrinked out of shape

and the one you have is called a raubank in Germany or rubank in Danish
there is a shorter version called half raubank or short raubank and translated to english mean roughbank
they were both set up for roughwork little like a jackplane and as jointers
I have even seen them used on shootingboards
there is even longer versions seen up to around 3-4 foot long
and then there is the coopers versions they can bee over 8 feet long
used upside down

good luck with it

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 08:09 PM

If you really don’t like it, I can send you my address… :)

You will enjoy it!

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#8 posted 11-08-2010 02:30 PM

Thanks for the info. The plane is actually like new. I did sharpen the plane but it appears to me that the plane is designed to work with the bevel side down. Is that possible or am I looking at it wrong. I should have been a little more attentive when I took it appart. The sole is flat but it is quite big. Thanks again for the update.

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#9 posted 11-08-2010 02:48 PM

Bevel down will be the way to go with this one. They’re great jointers.

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#10 posted 11-08-2010 03:34 PM

I second Ole Bevel down

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#11 posted 03-16-2011 08:52 AM

If I was in the market for it and wanted it I’d go as high as $120 Cdn., for it.

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