Kruse & Bahlmann

Plane time capsule


I loved this post over on MVFlaim’s blog about his Kruse & Bahlmann plane restoration. Take a read and discover the extra surprise he got when he worked on the plane.

3 replies on “Plane time capsule”

What a nice surprise to find the owners name under the handle, a great idea for future collectors to to find – on the planes we all own.

My latest find is a Norris Tool Makers Vice, in our local Sunday Market. Norris made these vices when they were were taken over by the HENLEY OPTICAL CO. I believe – and sets of screw drivers together with planes.
The No.6 plane is a good all round bench plane – but I prefer the No.5 for cabinet making, it depends on what you are trying to do, best to have all the sizes then you can choose the exact plane for the job. The important thing is to keep using them.
Colin Sullivan.

I just picked up a nice No 4 size plane. When I got home and scraped the top of the blade I saw it’s a Kruse & Bahlmann. Not being from Cincy and having just moved here last year I’m not familiar with that hardware store. I look forward to learning more about them and collecting some of their items. If you know anything about them I’d like to hear from you.

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