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Forum topic by DevinT posted 03-30-2021 06:39 AM 749 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2021 06:39 AM

I can’t tell if this is a real plane or if it was photoshopped.

Was thinking some kind of predecessor to the bevel up flush trim chisel planes except curiously bevel down with a chip breaker and no toe or mouth.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#1 posted 03-30-2021 09:57 AM

Repurposed plane that was dropped, turned into a chiselplane!

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#2 posted 03-30-2021 10:07 AM

Just cut off at the mouth. Can go to and Don has planes with the side cut off

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#3 posted 03-30-2021 06:57 PM

I have seen planes altered like that before. Turning a “oops” into a bullnose bench plane :-)

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#4 posted 03-30-2021 07:12 PM

Thats called the Tearout Machine XL

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#5 posted 03-30-2021 08:17 PM

SMP, exactly what I was thinking. Without a throat to compress the fibers that are being lifted by the blade, all this thing is going to do is create tearout.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#6 posted 03-30-2021 09:08 PM

I’ve made a couple. I think they work like crap, but for some reason the ebayers snap them up.

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#7 posted 03-31-2021 04:58 PM

Don, I sold a couple twitter followers on the story that before Stanley made bevel up chisel planes, they experimented with bevel down chisel planes. Also that if an inlay was extra proud you could use it before you use the bevel up chisel plane to remove more material. So therefore we could call it a “fore chisel plane.”

This is of course utter hogwash. I just wanted to see how many people would take me seriously. I think I got one or two folk ;D

ASIDE: If I had an extra proud inlay, I’d just grab a flush mount saw.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#8 posted 04-13-2021 01:23 PM

That plane is just what everyone here said it was, a broken plane cut off at the mouth and repurposed. I made one from an old block plane that is cute and I made one from an old Stanley no.5 and use it as a chisel plane to zip off glue squeeze out on cutting boards, way better than gumming up my drum sander with titebond.

There are cases of people doing that hack job on 101’s trying to mimic 101-1/2 mini bullnose planes but of course the way to tell if one of those is real or not besides the length is wrong is that there is no finger rest up front. ala Supertool

I would sure like to have one of those little 101-1/2’s for my mini collection!

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