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Antique Tools

Author Sandor Nagyszalanczy joins host David Thiel to reveal a collection of antique hand planes and layout tools that can still be used today.

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planes hand built by craftsman who used them
Photo 1 of 10Craftsmen who hand-built their tools were able to make the tool the exact shape and size needed.

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Some of the hand planes that Sandor uses are 300 years old. Like most tools of the time, they were hand-built by the craftsman who used them.

Making the plane allowed craftsmen to custom-make their tools for their grip. They could make the exact size tool they needed and modify the design to suit special functions.

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