LumberJocks

Was it a wood planer or ice shaver?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by dhazelton posted 05-02-2012 04:22 PM 951 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View dhazelton's profile

dhazelton

1282 posts in 1049 days


05-02-2012 04:22 PM

Well, with NO pic for you to look at, I’ll just throw this out there -

I was at a thrift shop looking at some planes (Shelton and Wards, one broken handle, one incomplete) and I saw an interesting little thing. It had a blade like a hand plane, had a cast body with thumb wheel for adjusting depth of cut, no markings at all, the blade was only about an inch and a half wide, and the body pivoted slightly on about a 10 inch long round wooden handle (think broomstick-like). It cut on the push stroke and I thought maybe for smoothing wooden spokes. Then I thought ice shaver.

I spent a fair amount of time googling for an answer and didn’t see anything similar. If I get a chance I’ll go back and take a pic. It was $25 which was too rich for me without knowing what it was. Any hypothesis?


6 replies so far

View MichaelR's profile

MichaelR

42 posts in 1181 days


#1 posted 05-02-2012 04:36 PM

Sounds like a box scraper (See Blood & Gore Stanley #70). Most variants by other makers looked very similar to Stanley’s but a few had the restricted head movement you described.

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile (online now)

Smitty_Cabinetshop

10378 posts in 1371 days


#2 posted 05-02-2012 04:51 PM

^ I second the #70 suggestion.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

View dhazelton's profile

dhazelton

1282 posts in 1049 days


#3 posted 05-02-2012 06:10 PM

BINGO! Is it worth twenty five bucks? It has the brass ferrule. I see Kunz makes a new version for $45ish. Is it useful? A pricey dust collector?

View dhazelton's profile

dhazelton

1282 posts in 1049 days


#4 posted 05-02-2012 06:13 PM

Oh, and I see Sargent made one – I assume Stanley would mark everything, so this may be a Sargent, or one they made for someone else, like Montgomery Wards. So it seems to be slipping down the value tree….

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile (online now)

Smitty_Cabinetshop

10378 posts in 1371 days


#5 posted 05-02-2012 06:25 PM

We talked about this and the Stanley #82 (I think that’s the number) scraper as being the kind of tools disavowed collectors end up with in their tills… Not tools to use for the most part, just can’t resist picking one up ‘cause they’re cheap.

EDIT: Talked about it on the Epic Thread, Handplanes of your Dreams… sorry for the omission.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

View MichaelR's profile

MichaelR

42 posts in 1181 days


#6 posted 05-02-2012 10:41 PM

I collect scrapers and am a sucker for any I don’t already own. I have no irrestible urge to make you an offer if you do get it. Stanley #70s go for about $10 on the auction site and I would bet there are ten or more there right now.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase