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Forum topic by PaBull posted 10-17-2011 04:30 PM 943 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2011 04:30 PM

Willie asked me to post these pictures.

“Saw this on the local Craig’s list. Not sure what to make of this! I don’t know how to get these pics (3) on L J, hope you can help. Looks like something homemade. Maybe someone at L J can shed a little light on this. Thanks, Willie”

(Sorry, I had the last picture double.)

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#1 posted 10-17-2011 04:32 PM

It is a stanley plane with an interesting shop made handle. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-17-2011 04:36 PM

Willie, personally I think somebody had a special need and butchered up a nice stanley plane.

Here is the 220 without the handel.

Take care, Willie.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 10-17-2011 07:58 PM

I agree, someone must have had a special need.
It do look almost like steampunk.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 10-17-2011 08:18 PM

That is very cool. That’s one way to get a solid grip!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 10-18-2011 02:41 AM


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#6 posted 10-18-2011 02:53 AM

Other than the top piece looking rather turdish, it might just be the thing to do with the little Stanley planes that only fit the hands of puny under-developed 6 year olds (#1 through #4 in my case). I don’t mean destroy the plane doing it… remove knob and tote and install the new handle between the two contact points. The Stanley Bailey SweetErgoBrawnHeartRandomSomebodyWillHoardThemNoMatterWhat series. ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#7 posted 10-18-2011 03:05 AM

I would do the same thing if the need arose. I consider this a very good example of adapting to a specific use.
It might be a better ” mouse trap ”?

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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Bill White

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#8 posted 10-18-2011 09:33 PM

Musta had HUGE hands. Ugly ain’t the right word.


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