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02-27-2011 09:40 PM

In a box-lot of tools and junkque from a local auction, I found this unique handplane. Unique, because it has 5 blades, and a special ‘lubri-strip’ that changes color when the blades become dull. I believe the original color of this strip to be blue, hence the blades are now due for a sharpening. If Gillette made handplanes, perhaps this is the abandoned prototype? I can’t wait to hone it up and try it out. It probably will produce “Whisker-Thin’ shavings. Gotcha, Roger Clark!! Heehee
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#1 posted 02-27-2011 10:03 PM

8—)))) ... LOL .. 8—)))))
just a split hair from convinsing me Poopiekat ..LOL

thank´s for sharing a smile

take care
Dennis

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#2 posted 02-27-2011 10:16 PM

Thanks, Dennis! Glad you saw the humor of this! Hey, did you ever get an answer on that molding plane question that you posted a few days ago?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 02-27-2011 10:36 PM

I don’t think that Gillette ever intended for men to sharpen their blades. Their mindset from the beginning over 100 years ago was for consumers to purchase a new blade when the old one became dull. It seems to me that they were even in litigation with other razor manufacturers over this “concept”.

I have a razor collection and in it are several devices to sharpen blades that other manufacturers sold with their razors. for several years I actually shaved with a straight razor – a lost art.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#4 posted 02-27-2011 11:46 PM

Right, 8Iowa! “Give’em the razor, sell ‘em the blades!” Was Gillette’s battle cry for a hundred years… but then, of course they set the shaving industry on its ear in the 70’s with the disposable “Good News” razor…just toss the whole thing away and get another one out of the package. And so… may I present to you… heh, what a handplane made by Gillette might look like! Come to think of it, there WAS a plane back in the ‘40s with a disposable edge. But has anyone ever seen a plane with Five precision cutters, for the closest, cleanest surface ever achieved? (tongue firmly in cheek, guys!)

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#5 posted 02-28-2011 12:09 AM

Yeah Poopie, it’s used for a very close shave and you lubricate the strip with pre-shave or aftershave (what else?) ... it’s just plane simple.
If you intend to hone it up and use it, just make sure your cheek is stretched straight, looks like it’s made for a square jaw. Also be careful that this is not the Biometric version with face recognition or you may, need I say it, have a different close shave. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#6 posted 02-28-2011 02:28 AM

there still is plane´s with disposable edge
just look ay the yellowe half plstic half bend iron block/chiesel plane Stanley make
and its woth nothing … I say nothing at all not even on an underpaid jobsite
hey maybee it can be turn around to shave faces….

the qestion I posted about the rare mistery plane is a copple month old I think
it was just a little update about a tiny step closer …..maybee if I can ran into an
very old carpenter in Denmark I can solve it …Maybee

Dennis

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#7 posted 02-28-2011 03:22 AM

Heh, hi Roger, I knew you’d step up to the plate! I didn’t mean to work you up into a lather over this! I’m sure I’d never want to use a 5-bladed plane, not at least without a styptic pencil handy! Perhaps those kindly border patrols have their own Biometric version of that snappy comeback, to the age-old question: Got a Match?? Heehee….Nope, won’t say it here. You know, there is indeed a type of plane, my father had one when I was just a kid, it used double-edge razor blade as a cutter. These planes were aluminum, and the cap iron, as it was, simply screwed down on the blade by turning the front knob. They turn up on eBay all the time. http://cgi.ebay.ca/Wilkro-Combo-Razor-Planer-w-box-and-manual-Ex-L-K-/150567181112?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230e80db38 Dennis: I’ve heard of those planes with replaceable edges to the cutter, but I’ve never seen one. What was Stanley’s Model number of this plane?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#8 posted 02-28-2011 03:37 AM

I just remembered seing it Garret hack´s book the handplane book ….just a minut….

you can still buy the razerblade planes new and there is an old one on site 25 in the book :-)

and three of stanley´s with diposable cutters on site 27: RB10 rabbetplane simular to the original #10
with replaceable edge iron
a #9½A blockplane and the RB5 chisel and blockplane I mentioned above

hope it can help you if you have the book or can come near it :-)

Dennis

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#9 posted 02-28-2011 06:43 AM

PK:
I actually have a circa 1927 complete Rolls Razor. They are very collectable.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#10 posted 02-28-2011 06:42 PM

That Rolls is a very good razor, used to wake up the kids with the sound of the strop as I put a fine edge on
it every morning. They quit selling parts a few years back, so if I wear this blade out, I will have to settle for
a straight razor. They are definitely not disposable.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 03-01-2011 12:53 AM

wow, Roger! I’ve seen them at auctions and antique shows, a rather rare collectible indeed! Thanks for posting a pic of your treasure! Imagine.. builtt by the same company that makes fine cars and aircraft engines, I assume! I’m sure that they will remain a staple of the antiques trade for some time to come, and perhaps even a resurgence of interest maybe! All it would take is a scene in a movie, or some newsworthy event, and suddenly everybody will want one again. Cripes, i haven’t spotted a good deal on a wooden molding plane since they were featured on an episode of Rough Cut… so there ya go!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 03-01-2011 02:38 AM

tht looks like it will work quiet well Bentlyj

;—)

Dennis

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#13 posted 03-01-2011 02:41 AM

PK:
Actually they were not the part of Rolls Royce at all, just a gentleman’s razor maker. Interesting history is that around 1960 the company was purchased by some entrepreneurs just for the name. They then went to Holland and found a new twin tub washer/dryer which they marketed as the ROLLS Rapid. Needless to say the name alone got big sales and all was going well until they could never find “a new model” to replace it with, hence the brand died.
Interesting?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#14 posted 03-01-2011 02:55 AM

That’s wayyyy too cool, bently! Kinda reminds me of the Stanley shaver that everybody thinks is for scraping stencils off of shipping crates…. Oh, and by the way, the piece of wood that I smoothed yesterday with that 5-bladed fore plane illustrated in #1 now has a 5-O’clock shadow…What do I do now?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#15 posted 03-01-2011 03:08 AM

taking a breake for today , take a bath and a shave and then go to dinner

Dennis

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