The Weirdest Handplane I Ve Ever Used
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If you consider yourself a hand tool junkie, you've probably heard of the Stanley No.55 'universal plane.' Manufactured between 1897 and 1962, the No.55 was marketed as 'a planing mill in itself.' In a nutshell, this oddball tool is to woodworking what Swiss Army is to knives.
It does just about everything-from dadoes and rabbets, to moldings and tongue and groove joints.Thanks to the plane's army of profiled cutters (the kit originally came with 55 different irons), you can combine an endless array of hollows, rounds, beads and more-to match moldings in the field.
By the time the 55 came around, architectural moldings were already being mass produced by mills, but a carpenter on the jobsite needing to match some baseboard or door casing on the spot could-theoretically-reproduce a short run of just about any molding in a pinch.
A neat idea, but a potential headache in reality...