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Forum topic by Dennisgrosen posted 11-21-2010 10:46 PM 2529 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-21-2010 10:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane humor

when you walk around in the cave on the long nightshift and not aloud from the beloved fammilie
to make any noice thrugh there nightsleep you realy only have few choices ,be online with
the freinds on L J , read a book or go philosophic start the brain up and get a headeck from
the two block off wood that race around in cirkels and bang together infront of the so called brainthing,
thats was excacly what I unforturnal did and the question that pops up whas :
Is a wooden plane only made of wood with out anything to help it from warping or in any other way
getting out of shape ?
….yah I know but you are too late I´m already catagorised help impossiple
so it had to be investigated the day the oppetunity arived
when a local gave me this plane and said I´m sure you can get something out of it with a smile.
I looked at it and realy had a hard time from not laughing loud , when I said thank you I will do.

here is the plane I got from him that gave me the oppetunity to try to get an answer

you can´t realy see it on this picture but sole is realy delaminating

and it has lost the horn

so a little wak with the mallet

some sawing thrugh the escapemouth

looking promissing sofare

some havey deep drilling

and some wrecking chips and dust out from the hart

little more sawing

and after all the work and collecting samples of different places of the body
there has been sendt to a lab. thewed on some peices in the waiting time
we got the answer from the lab today:
and surprice….its conferming what we have found out of :

the body of a wooden plane is realy made out of wood without
reinforcement to increase the strengthen of the body

and after this little crazy break you can all go back to the cave and make dust
well aware of there is nothing werd with a wooden plane

have a great week L Js :-)


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#1 posted 11-21-2010 11:44 PM

Glad you found out, it has been one of my headaches for a long time ;-)

-- Tom, Odense

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#2 posted 11-22-2010 12:28 AM

You did all that to a freinds plane. Hate to see what you would do if you hated someone !
A real LJ would put it back together after the test ! LOL

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 11-22-2010 12:32 AM

You know, Dennis, your post here got me to thinking, unfortunately. Wooden planes, in a whimsical way, of course, are a lot like people. Some of them warp and get twisted and some of them stay perfectly strait. Some of them do a lifetime of useful work and some of them just sit on a shelf and get neglected and do not do much of anything. Do you ever know whether or not we ever will know the why of these things? I don’t know. Sometimes a plane goes through life and never feels the joy of having its iron sharpened to a superb degree and some of them always seem to have a sharp edge no matter what. I do know one thing, Dennis, for some reason you always get me to thinking about all kinds of things. Thank you for posting the things that you do. I just came in from the patio for a moment to take care of some personal business and now I will go back out and think about wooden planes and people. It has always amazed me at how people’s minds often go off on tangents. I think it’s a lot of fun, and quite healthy as well, for our minds to go off on tangents like this. I have no doubt that you enjoyed this investigation of the old wooden plane and so did I through your posting of it. Thanks for the post.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 11-22-2010 02:20 AM

Dennis seeing as you are a great thinker I would ask you something that has puzzled me for years before they had the first lathe how did they turn all of the parts to make the first one (hope this translates ok)
Best regards

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 11-22-2010 02:37 AM

What did you expect to find?.............Termites? Forthwith, I think you should cremate the dead beast (firewood?), and give it a decent burial….........(ashes for the flower beds)?

You could make some lye-soap out of the ashes, give it a clean record. I notice you gave it the tribute of a moment, (perhaps too many moments from the plane’s point of view), of silence, dismembering it with quiet handtools, which I assume you used soas to not awaken your fair lady. probably chortled, rubbing your hands in glee, as you dismembered another poor soul that became the object of your devilish ministrations… your little chamber of horrors….....

Do you lock the door, before attending to your victim, afraid some passer by might become a witness to your macabre pursuits, or keep it open, hoping to entice another poor soul, into your lair…......?

Actually, what I want to know is….......did you dismember it while it was alive, or did you show mercy and kill it first….............’tis a test of your moral fiber….......

I don’t think I will wait for the answer…...........I will just think the best of you…...........

But being a fellow surgeon… is a proper question…....................(-:


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 11-22-2010 02:37 AM

Now Trevor. That’s not nice, here Dennis has solved one of the mysteries of the universe and
you’ve just turned around and posed an even harder question ?


(I think the two of you are just sneaking arround trying to give the rest of us a headache ?)

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#7 posted 11-22-2010 02:48 AM

You’ll have to forgive me it’s nearly 1a.m. here & my brain is way past thinking about it I thought I’d pass it on to some one else

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#8 posted 11-22-2010 03:19 AM

First I thougth you had a new tool or had an idea or plan for it.

I was so excited to see what you were going to make with it, but now I appreciate that it came to provide something positive!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#9 posted 11-22-2010 03:28 AM

You know, in the last picture it looks like there’s just enough left to build a grease box. I see the main body of the box and two lids.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 11-22-2010 03:49 AM

Hello there and excuse my change of langauge just have to say a few danish word to a new Dane
velkommen ombord på skibet Lumberjock Tom (tonøsa) sender en Pm til dig :-)

Jim : don´t worry it was dead and been for a very long time I tryed with the startcable but no response
and even the iron was desolving heavely from the agressive airborne moisturevirus allso called rustygitis

jusfine : there is plans for the leftovers

Trevor : try to think bow and two nails and you have the answer

Glen : just be prepared and have a realy big glass of asperin near you it will come to you before you know it

Hullawawreck : thank´s for looking by hoped it had brought you smile instead getting you frustrated
by thinking too much ….LOl

Canadien : the gluepot is already cooking and the clamps is oil´d and lined up
then we will see what tomorrow bring

Johnston : wait and see :-)

take care

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#11 posted 11-22-2010 04:36 AM

Rustygitis… good as dead…............


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#12 posted 11-22-2010 04:47 AM

I hope to suffer the same fate when my horn goes missing ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#13 posted 11-22-2010 05:42 AM


I took some boxwood from an old wooden plane that was missing an iron and used it to turn some custom knobs for a couple of marking gauges. Best part, the wooden plane and the marking gauges (total of 4 marking gauges) were all found in a box of other miscellaneous junk that I paid $5 for the whole box. I then turned around and sold 2 of the marking gauges for $15.00 plus shipping. I sold several of the other pieces from the box for another $10 and I kept the 2 nicest of the marking gauges for myself. I use one as is and converted the other into a cutting gauge. Not counting labor, I had a profit of $20 and got two functional marking gauges for my trouble. I wish all of my adventures with old tools went so well. Anyway, please tell me that if this poor little plane had an iron in it that you saved the iron and intend to make a new plane to fit it into.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#14 posted 11-22-2010 10:27 AM

Dennis What did they turn the nails on?

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#15 posted 11-22-2010 01:34 PM

Pssst. Don’t tell Mads, he’ll have a fit.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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