Avert your eyes if you are sensitive, squeamish or have a heart condition. If there are small children in the room, send them outside to play.
Today a reader pointed out a new kind of “tool crafter,” separate from the saw painters, oilcan bow-tiers and moulding plane lamp makers.
It’s the router-plane coat rack makers. They are, of course, on etsy.com.
Yup, they took a perfectly good Stanley No. 71-1/2 with its square cutter still intact and turned it into a wall rack:
“It certainly could use a good scrubbing but the patina it has really adds to the history. Imagine hanging this in your entryway as a coat/purse/scarf holder – it would certainly draw some great attention from your guests!”
If I hung this in my entryway, my woodworking friends would probably gut me with a deer knife and hang me on one of the knobs.
However, that’s not the worst price I’ve ever seen on a Stanley No. 71-1/2 with an extra-wide accessory base…..
— Christopher Schwarz