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219763 "Ken Vaughn" <kvaughn65@c...> 2011‑07‑24 Re: Razor blades and planing
There used to be a regular at the Woodworking Shows who demonstrated a
Swiss(?) plane which used disposable double edge blades, but much thicker
than standard shaving blades.  I believe the plane was called a Rali.  The
pitch man was very entertaining, I watched his show each year and probably
could have repeated it, right down to the part about "how many Budweiser's
it would take to finish this board".  Never had any desire to own one,

Ken Vaughn

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Junkroski" 
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:28 AM
Subject: [OldTools] Razor blades and planing

On Jul 20, 2011, at 11:00 AM, Bill Taggert wrote:

>  I don't know anyone who would advocate
> trying to plane a board with a razor blade.

I'm almost sure that somewhere in my coll..... barn/shop/rural slum there is 
a tiny plane, commercially made, painted bright red if memory serves, which 
I found at a farm/yard/garage sale for a dime.

It appears to be designed to use a double-edge shaving blade.
Long live KIng Gillette .

If the heat index is below 105 tomorrow, I'll go out there and look for it.



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