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Tomorrow, we’re shooting a cover for a new (and updated) edition of Michael Dunbar’s venerable book, “Restoring, Tuning & Using Classic Woodworking Tools” (due out from Popular Woodworking Books later this year).

So I was asked to go through the boxes of tools I inherited from my grandfather to find some suitable candidates for the photograph. I’m not sure I found anything sexy enough, but I’ve got a few chisels, gouges and saws set aside, as well as a couple wooden moulding planes, various bits for my brace…and my brace (that tool sees regular use in my shop; I cleaned it up just days after I got it and it has since bored many a dog hole, among other things).

While rummaging, I found the interesting shop-made scraper plane pictured here. Mike doesn’t cover in his book this, er, seemingly unique form (at least I couldn’t find one like it on a 20-minute Google image search…though it’s possible I’m Google-challenged; I’m confident you’ll let me know if that’s the case).



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