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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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extra weight of tool adds stability to cut
Photo 5 of 10Planes made with metal have added weight that adds stablility.

Added Weight(5 of 10)

Sometimes hand plane bodies were made from iron and bronze. The extra weight of the tool adds stability to the cut to make it a very smooth-cutting plane.

Another antique tool is a transition hand plane. It's part metal and part wood. In 1876, The Stanley Rule and Level Company made a transition plane with an image of the Liberty Bell commemorating the United States Centennial.

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