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994 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question plane

Not sure what that red item is for….

The wood used to be an old rafter, I seem to have a nice pile of them. There is one tool in the shop that seems to get a lot of work these day:

It’s got a steel wheel, and a tapered iron. The “blue” paint was put there by another “user”. Now, about that red handled item, any clues out there?

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#1 posted 994 days ago

I actually use that red thing quite often. I don’t like not being able to see the floor especially with most of my tools on casters

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#2 posted 981 days ago

Its a cellulose fibre dispersal reduction tool. Modeled after the charge coupled device (CCD) arrays on remote sensing satellites collects and collates cellulose fibres that have been dispersed through out a given area, but the concentration of these fibres are generally nearest power tools or enthusiastically applied handplanes. LOL!

I’m with PurpLev I apply mine to the dispersion often:-)

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#3 posted 981 days ago

The cellulose fibre dispersal reduction tool normally comes in a set like this.

And over the years I have been able to collect the full set.

(way too much fun here)

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#4 posted 981 days ago

I think mine is there just to trip me as I walk by, maybe trying to tell me something?

A planer, a tablesaw, several handplanes, ALL putting a nice layer of wood debirs on my floor. The biggest collection is from the planer. It’s pile of stuff collects under the bench vise. It’ is kind of nice to stand on that pile while working at the vise. Better than bare concrete.

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#5 posted 981 days ago

Mark, you’re not well.
I’ll bet you could write tomes for the government.
(My humor for the day.)


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#6 posted 981 days ago

I have one too, mostly I use it to push sawdust under the workbenches and table saws where it belongs.

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#7 posted 981 days ago

You guys don’t know what you’re talking about. It’s a brush for applying BLO to large projects. First you slop it on with the red-handled brush, then you wipe off the excess with one of these:

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 981 days ago

So that’s what that da-n thing is for—debris dispersion—and I suppose that that other funny lookin thing with the long handle and flat blady thing has something to do with debris concentration?
Inquiring minds need to know.

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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