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StumpyNubs

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1142 days ago

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These things look neat, but are mostly useless. Has anyone ever came up with a use for one in the woodshop?

For those who aren’t familliar with the Stanley #70, it was designed, not for woodworkers, but for companies who wanted to reuse wooden shipping crates. They could quickly scrape off the lettering on the side and repaint their own logo.

I picked one up at a yard sale for $5- I couldn’t resist. They sell on ebay for as much as $35. But I think I’ll keep it and see if I can find some sort of use for it.

Any ideas?

I was thinking it might make a good cheese cutter…

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#1 posted 1142 days ago

You could hunt up some boxes and scrape them rascals.

Pop

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#2 posted 1142 days ago

I have one and I use it all the time, it is the perfect tool to scrap the wax off of exotic bowl blanks.

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#3 posted 1142 days ago

WOW- Roper, that’s the first god idea I’ve ever heard about one of these!

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#4 posted 1142 days ago

I’ve got one of those. My dad gave it to me along with a bunch of other small things. I’d be interested in finding a reason to pull it down once in a while.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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StumpyNubs

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#5 posted 1142 days ago

I wonder if I could get it sharp enough to shave my dog?

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#6 posted 1142 days ago

I would imagine your dog just gave you a dirty look…lol

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#7 posted 1142 days ago

Could it be used to scrape glue squeeze out say in an edge joint glue up?

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devann

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#8 posted 1142 days ago

While your dog might not like you using it on him, maybe you can use it to cut your toenails. For a woodworking application maybe it can be used for totem pole work, or maybe boat building.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#9 posted 1142 days ago

I have a broken one I adapted with a blade sharpened to a point. Got mine from an old farm auction. I use it to strip bark off blocks of felled trees I collect year round… makes a quick job of it for crabapple trees.

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#10 posted 1142 days ago

I second the glue squeeze out idea.

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StumpyNubs

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#11 posted 1141 days ago

The problem is it’s an agressive plane, the blade edge is curved and the bottom slightly concave. So it would not do for glue squeezings- it would likely take too much off or mar the surface too much.

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StumpyNubs

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#12 posted 1141 days ago

I meant “convex”, not “concave”...

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#13 posted 1141 days ago

Convexed, concaved, they a both curved, who can remember which is which.

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#14 posted 1141 days ago

could it be used to scrape the shape into a windsor chair seat

thats all i have

dont think my cats would like to be shaved with it

Hooky

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#15 posted 1141 days ago

So- a little wood plane without a flat bottom, which swivels at the end of a long handle… Yet we woodworkers see one at a yard sale and we MUST buy it solely because of the Stanley name on it…

I saw that Kunz makes a new one copied from the Stanley version! How could there possibly be a market for it nowadays?

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