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Forum topic by Richard Lee posted 06-10-2018 10:53 PM 323 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Richard Lee

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06-10-2018 10:53 PM

Heavy and crudley made. No markings on it.


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 06-10-2018 10:56 PM

Super interesting. Like ya said though, crudely made especially for such a finnicky task. Maybe a prototype of sorts. some pics of the frog mech separate from the body might aid in some sort of identification.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 06-10-2018 11:24 PM

I would assume that there wasn’t much smoothing going on with that fella. Mayb it was used to knock down the really bad stuff then what was left was cleaned up with a better plane. I have 2 no4 planes. One is for the dirty work then one is more for finer stuff

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#3 posted 06-10-2018 11:58 PM

It may be a lead setters (for print) plane. That would be my first guess. It’s a pretty cool piece for sure.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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fuigb

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#4 posted 06-11-2018 03:58 AM

In my area one frquently encounters user-made tools for mechanical as well woodworking applications. This was possible when there was industry and highly skilled people around. Guys who engineered and manufactured to tolerances measured in thousands or ten thousands of an ice could come up some pretty wicked one-off tools when “the shop” got slow.

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grnjames

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#5 posted 06-11-2018 08:05 AM

Nice stuff you got there.

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