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Re-creating Permaloid Totes and Knobs #1: Part 1

03-23-2020 02:53 PM by poopiekat | 31 comments »

The public’s fascination with space-age materials in the 1950’s gave rise to the use of so-called ‘Permaloid’ as an alternative material for tool handles of every description. I’ve heard rumors of Millers Falls using this material for plane totes and knobs, but never actually saw one except for pics in eBay. But the grand-daddy of them all had to be the ‘Turner’ planes manufactured in Australia. I’ll post a pic of my Turner once I get it out of storage. This stock image of a Millers Falls is posted so you can see the awesome translucent durable finish of these planes. I have been doing a bit of research on casting methods, and...

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