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219764 "Frank Sronce" <dilloworks@s...> 2011‑07‑24 Re: Razor blades and planing

Did it look something like this Raza-Plane?


I've had this one for a long time.  For some reason, I always thought it 
might have been British.  At least, I have never found a U. S. blade to 
fit it properly.  It is well made heavy cast iron.  It is 3-5/8" long 
and 2" wide.  I have some other razor planes, but they are all cheaply 
made pot metal.

BTW, if you are somewhere that you think is hot, I'll mention that today 
will be our 23rd straight day of 100+ degree weather.  The 7-day 
forecast doesn't show any break coming.  Oh how I would love a nice cool 
99 degree day for a change.

Frank Sronce (Fort Worth Armadillo Works)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Junkroski" 
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 2:28 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 



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