|Forum topic by poopiekat||posted 04-09-2015 11:42 PM||3567 views||1 time favorited||33 replies|
04-09-2015 11:42 PM
It’s really a good idea to keep a record of your woodworking tools for many reasons. Least of which, for an insurance claim, be it fire, flood, or burglary. More likely, my widow will likely blow off all my planes for a dollar each. So.. I’ll make a cross-reference in Excel for an anticipated retail price, if she’s so inclined.
All kidding aside, here’s some crazy planes that deserve an honorable mention, mostly orphans that go through life unwept, unhonored and unsung, having had their day or two on a bench at some time. I am the Bob Barker of hand planes, and these are my elephants, to put it another way. See something that makes you curious? Just ask me questions and maybe I can help you identify something you have.
Various “Footprint” #4s. I like these, they are a nice, generic plane that holds an edge pretty well.
Benchmark, Acorn, Testa, Talco, Mibro. The Benchmark is a solid user, haven’t spent much time on the other four.
Hoppe, Kunz 3, Kunz, Este, Este, and Hoppe. These are all from West Germany, which dates it to the 1960’s but maybe earlier. Postwar rebuilding effort, y’know.
Rapier 400, 450, 500, 400, 400, 11, 400. My preferred British planes, right up there with better Records.
Talco #5, Mibro, Woden W5, Woden #W5, Dronfield #4 Britain.
Pope-Falcon F5, Falcon F5 (Australia) Memo Eskiltuna (Sweden) #5
Record #03, Record/Marples #04, Record 04-SS, Record 05, 05, 05, Record 07-SS, Record #04, #04 All British.
Three Falcon-Pope #4s, a Kunz, and a DRP Jordan #4, last 2 are West Germany.
Lastly, the cabinet where most of my #3 and #4 critters live.
Hope you enjoyed the presentation! All kind comments welcome!!
-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!