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278544 Frank Filippone <bmwred735i@g...> 2024‑06‑19 Moulding planes......
It is the early 18th century and everyone making planes makes them the same
length.� Can anyone explain how this could happen? ( ditto 19th century)

There was no one nor a guild in the USA at least,� to establish a standard, and
yet they are very much the same size......

How did this happen?� What forces were in play?


Frank Filippone
BMWRed735i@G...
278546 the_tinker <tinker@z...> 2024‑06‑19 Re: Moulding planes......
Dunno Frank. However they got to that size they sure do stack nice and pretty.

On 6/18/24 23:02, Frank Filippone wrote:

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> It is the early 18th century and everyone making planes makes them the
> same length.  Can anyone explain how this could happen? ( ditto 19th
> century)
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> There was no one nor a guild in the USA at least,  to establish a
> standard, and yet they are very much the same size......
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> How did this happen?  What forces were in play?
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> Frank Filippone
> BMWRed735i@G...
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John Pesut
Boardman, Ohio
278547 the_tinker <tinker@z...> 2024‑06‑19 Re: Moulding planes......
Now that I have had a sip or two of coffee...

The golden mean was in play for everything during that time. Art, architecture,
furniture,
I don't have a golden mean protractor (on the endless list of things to make)
but I'm betting those
old woodies are fairly close.

-JP

On 6/19/24 07:28, the_tinker wrote:

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> Dunno Frank. However they got to that size they sure do stack nice and
> pretty.
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> On 6/18/24 23:02, Frank Filippone wrote:
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>> It is the early 18th century and everyone making planes makes them the
>> same length.  Can anyone explain how this could happen? ( ditto 19th
>> century)
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>> There was no one nor a guild in the USA at least,  to establish
>> a
>> standard, and yet they are very much the same size......
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>> How did this
>> happen?  What forces were in play?
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>> Frank Filippone
>> BMWRed735i@G...
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> John Pesut
> Boardman, Ohio
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John Pesut
Boardman, Ohio
278548 Bill Ghio 2024‑06‑19 Re: Moulding planes......
I’ll go with the cultural argument. I have had Dutch planes that were longer and
less tall than their English counterparts. The only one I still have is 10 3/4
inches long. I believe earlier German and Scandinavian planes followed the Dutch
pattern too. I’m sure there are some pics on the net that would help, but I’m
too lazy to look.

Bill
278549 David Sobel 2024‑06‑19 Re: Moulding planes......
Considering planes would have been imported from England in the early to mid 
18th century, or at least the irons, were there British standards that
influenced the Americans?   David SobelSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy
smartphone

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