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Poopiekat's Land of the Giants

by poopiekat
posted 04-01-2020 12:11 AM


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bandit571

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#1 posted 04-01-2020 01:06 AM

Stanley No. 6c, Type 10

Stanley No. 8, Type 7

Stanley No. 7c, Type 9
The plane in my avatar is a Stanley No. 31…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#2 posted 04-01-2020 03:04 AM

Way cool, Bandit! nice shavings, too. Luv them big planes. I’ll pull out my 6’s, 7’s and 8’s for a family shot…soon.

-- 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!!

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#3 posted 04-01-2020 11:16 AM

Now, some Transitional planes, mostly 20” or more:

It’s good to let them air out their britches, once in a while...

-- 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!!

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#4 posted 04-01-2020 01:11 PM

And now, the Heavy Iron:

Sixes, Sevens and Eights.

-- 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!!

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#5 posted 04-01-2020 02:46 PM

I don’t have pics of all of them but here’s what was in use last night.

From right to left: #14, #10 and #18.

Edit: I just noticed my 65-1/2 is photobombing in the background too ;-p

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 04-02-2020 01:00 AM

The Stanley 29 that I actually used to flatten the bench I built:

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#7 posted 04-02-2020 03:16 AM

Thanks for the great responses, guys!

Hokie, I’d expect no less from you, a family shot featuring Millers Falls planes. Is your 65 1/2 a M-F as well?

SMP: Yeah, that’s one gorgeous #29. It’s so great to see them with no checking or splits on the sole, good clean intact tote and knob, and a good black finish.

I gotta make a confession. In the original post, the photo shows planes I built beds for, and they are around 34” to 36” long, yup way exaggerated beyond the stock length. To add to the visual, I placed a miniature (4 oz.) Coke can, and a 2 oz. Dixie cup beside it as a prop.

Have you checked your calendar?

I had to re-organize my plane group, the biggies were all sorta jumbled together and quite dusty. So, once assembled for a group shot or two, they went back to their lair, sorted by size. Thank heavens for compressed air! These planes mostly will be refurbished and returned to full duty, though probably in other peoples’ shops.

This also explains my recent venture in fabricating new totes, and re-constituted totes by creating the original ‘horns’ that so frequently get snapped off.

I’ve been sequestered too long, but I continue to be well. Hope everyone prevails through these times of contagion, we’ll all be stronger once it’s over.

-- 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!!

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#8 posted 04-02-2020 03:23 AM

Found some stragglers in a cabinet buried deep. Mostly sevens and eights. And a 5 1/2 triple patent that I never could find!!

Thanks for your interest! Peace, Out.

-- 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!!

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#9 posted 04-02-2020 01:18 PM

Nope, the 65-1/2 is a Stanley PK. I’m way too fond of it and my 9-1/2 to let them go anywhere. I may add some more MF block planes to my till in the future but I have a feeling those two will always have a place ;-)

If my wife ever complains about how many hand planes I have, I’ll show her this thread ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 04-02-2020 01:46 PM

Hmmm, guess I had better hide this one..

Maybe..

I’ll keep it boxed up….

And hid on a shelf….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#11 posted 04-02-2020 01:54 PM

LOL, that one’s safe Bandit. I lost interest when they switched to the red and gray painted stuff and introduced the V-line. That was the beginning of the end IMO :-(

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 04-02-2020 01:54 PM

hokie: I’ll see if I have any block planes by Millers Falls. I’m still chuckling over your last remark! To my wife I insist that I am a curator of planes, not a hoarder!

bandit: Your beautiful boxed Millers Falls looks like you found it in a time warp! Does it stay in the box or do you give it a run from time to time? Excellent.

-- 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!!

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#13 posted 04-02-2020 02:07 PM

It will get out and about, from time to time. Right now, a Maroon plane is at work..

Stanley No. 60-1/2, Cordovan. I have it’s twin, still in the OEM box, just in case…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#14 posted 04-02-2020 02:47 PM

Yep, bandit, if my maroon Stanley 9 1/2 was any closer, I’d have to wear a nail apron to carry it around.

-- 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!!

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#15 posted 04-02-2020 06:16 PM

Not a lot of beasts here,

From the left #6, T19, #6 T8, #7 T10, #608 T?, #8 T8, Sargent #3420 22”, J. Webb from Pittsfield 22 1/2”

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#16 posted 04-02-2020 06:25 PM

Yeah, but Kevin what good are all these planes when I can’t gloat over a Dorn’s Double-Jointed Mitre Box like you have?

Makes me feel so… insignificant.

Pittsfield? I’ve searched for years for molding planes from Hillsborough County in NH… haven’t found one yet that was affordable, and my great uncle and grandfather I know for a fact had a complete stack of locally produced hollows and rounds… where are they now??

-- 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!!

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#17 posted 04-02-2020 07:14 PM

PK, seems like every town in Western Mass had a plane maker some more prolific than others. Kellogg from Amherst comes to mind first. I have a plow plane from Huntington made by M Copeland, another prolific maker.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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