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Thread: My wife thinks I'm nuts - and she's probably right

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    My wife thinks I'm nuts - and she's probably right

    I spent a few hours yesterday making and tuning a spill plane.

    A spill plane does one thing only. It makes spills. Spills? They are long curly shavings used in the day before matches to say light a pipe or a lamp. You light it in a fire, and carry the fire to where you need it. Ebenezer Scrooge used one in the 1930s version of A Christmas Carol.

    Anyway, here are the pictures. And BTW, I think the better half IS right. After all, I do have a lighter, and more than a few strike anywhere matches.
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    Very cool Ken. I'm sure those would come in handy for someone doing crafts too. My mother-in-law is a certified floral designer. I'm sure she could figure out something to do with them.
    Darren

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    I'll not contradict you wife, but I will say that is really cool!
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    I learned something new today!! Thanks. That is cool, yep, a crafter/florist/etc should have a hayday with those shavings! Oh, I'll reserve judgement, no by golly, us guys got to stick together!!!!!!! You aren't any crazier now than you were yesterday!!!!!!!!!
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    shellys right your sick!!!! but in a good way!!!
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    Its cool, what more of a reason do you need?
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    Well I sure learned something new today. I never heard of a spill plane. Thanks for the fun.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    It does look like a fun thing to build. Kind of cool
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    A new thing for me also.
    Being a historical reenactor, I have to wonder if spillings were carried and used by folks traveling the wilderness for fire starting.
    Definitely interesting.
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    Ken tell your wife there are more like you out there. I have been wanting to do this for unkown reason but since i saw LV bring out this spill plane.

    Check out their pictures of how they end up. Really cool. I can see someone going round back in the day with one of those spills and lighting candles or parafin lamps.

    I prefer your plane though. Wonder how many $50 spill planes LV sells.
    cheers

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