New Directions #3: New (old) TOOLS!!!!!

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Blog entry by JeremyPringle posted 01-15-2015 03:59 AM 7554 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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New direction in life… new outlook on life… new projects to build… so why not some new tools?

In the end of all this, my hope is to be 100% hand tool. I still occasionally use a router table because I don’t have decent moulding planes or a full set of hollows and rounds yet….. yet.....

I was able to pull some strings and with a little begging to certain people that I know and hold in high regard (who will remain a secret) I was able to get my hands on some awesome wood body planes. They arrived yesterday and today was the first chance I had to unwrap them all and have a look….

9 complex moulding planes, one of them has 2 blades and makes it a ‘true’ moulding plane. These planes are dated to be early-mid 1800’s. The blades are in amazing shape they will not take very much work at all before I am using them.

Compass coffin and toothed scraping plane. I have been wanting a toothed scraping plane for a long time as from what I am researching, it is vital to the marquetry and veneer world that I am venturing into.

Handrail plane with adjustable fence, panel raising plane and a ‘kids jack’. The kids jack has a smaller handle and is the perfect size for my boy..

Last… I don’t know what they are called, but a small detail radius set, hollow, round and rabbet planes. From what I am led to believe, these are super rare.

And then all of them lined up..

I can only imagine how many panels that raised, or how many handrails that plane made…. I cant wait to start using them.


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#1 posted 01-15-2015 12:39 PM

Holy crap! That is a great set of planes you’ve acquired there Jeremy. I look forward to seeing the projects you make with them.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 01-15-2015 01:52 PM

Show us some more of those in action when you get a chance. They are definitely some planes you don’t see every day.

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Lynn Bradford.

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#3 posted 01-15-2015 04:37 PM

Awesome collection, for sure! Those three oddballs are very interesting. I wonder if Caleb James makes anything like those?

I’ve been able to pick up some on occasion at antique malls and such. Be sure to show us you working them.


-- Lynn Bradford | Indiana | A poor excuse is better than none.

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#4 posted 01-15-2015 05:38 PM

Great score Jeremy! I have a few but would love to have more but to get them in a collection like this is very special. Best of luck in your New Direction.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 01-15-2015 06:11 PM

Nice haul, Jeremy! I’ve never seen small planes that you referred to as “small detail radius” planes. I expect that you’re right in referring to them as “super rare”. I’d be interested in seeing how the small ones work.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#6 posted 01-15-2015 06:20 PM

Someone say Merry Christmas..

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