15th Feb 2012, 10:38 AM #91
Back in November when Helmut announced that March was the delivery date I thought....Uhhhh! What a long time to wait. But now look. March is just around the corner! So I for one am looking forward to owning a small set of tailor made HSS Firmer Chisels.
I call it the McDonalds Syndrome. We go in and ask for a hamburger and in a flash there it is. it is so easy to expect every thing in life should be the same. What we have to remember and appreciate is that some things take time and we have to wait. In the long run I think the wait makes the appreciation of the article more significant!
Thanks to Helmut and Ray and others that have contributed to this Big Batch OrderJust do it!
Kind regards Rod
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15th Feb 2012, 06:08 PM #92Hewer of wood
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Sheet, I'm not leaning on anyone. Gunn is right. Just want info.
I've reaffirmed my order for some turning teardrop scrapers.
I go through them and just need to know whether the ETA is on course. If not, I'll get some to serve in the interim.Cheers, Ern
17th Feb 2012, 11:01 PM #93
The only worthwhile thing I can add is that I am incredibly grateful for the efforts of everyone invloved in bringing this to pass. be it next month or next year. It is the efforts of all those involved that will mean that I will have a set of chisels that I don't think I could have practically afforded elsewise.
With sincere thanks to all,
26th Mar 2012, 07:54 PM #94
- 1 Set of Firmer Chisels - 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm, 35 mm & 45 mm with sockets and handels. Per Item: $60 Total Cost: - $480 plus $11 postage.
- 1 Set of Paring Chisels - 3 mm, 4.5 mm, 6 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm with sockets and handels. Per Item: $60 Total Cost: - $480 plus $11 postage.
The following plane blades are available:
- 1 @ 40 x 4 x 100 mm @ $45
- 2 @ 50 x 4 x 100 mm @ $45
- 1 @ 54 x 4 x 180 mm Spiers Smoother Style Plane Bade @ $45
RayG has told me that the items have been deliver to the hear treater. I will call them in the morning to confirm that everything is proceeding according to plan.
26th Mar 2012, 08:04 PM #95
26th Mar 2012, 08:09 PM #96
Never mind, ur talking about wooden planes
2nd Apr 2012, 08:41 PM #97
I spoke to Hills Heat Treatment, they are fished with the heat treatment, they have sent me the invoice. I am waiting for a few people to pay up and I can pay Hills Heat Treatment, and RayG can pick up the items.
The owner of the firmer chisels has stepped up and will pay for them. I am not willing to break up sets it makes life to complex and its not worth my time.
The blades are gone, I need to send pm's to those who picked them up.
8th Apr 2012, 02:47 PM #98
I have transferred $1287 to RayG. RayG will take this money and pay Hills heat treaters. I will post information when RayG has picked up the items. Hopefully we will also have some photos.
13th Apr 2012, 05:10 AM #99
Paring Chisel Set
I'll take these if they are still available... sent a PM
14th Apr 2012, 01:26 AM #100
Just a progress update..
Josh picked up the parts this afternoon, and everything looks good at first sight, no major warping, and surfaces looks pretty clean, I was expecting major discolouration and a lot of clean up required, but sounds like they are much better than the previous Heat Treater, I'll know better by the end of the weekend, and with a bit of luck the first of the turning chisels and inserts can go out towards the end of next week.
The remainder of the parts following on from that, and posted out as they are finished.
14th Apr 2012, 08:55 AM #101
Thanks for the update. Starting to get excited.
"Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts, absolutely!"
15th Apr 2012, 02:11 PM #102
I've had a quick preliminary check on the parts after heat treatment, and I'm very impressed with Hills Heat Treatment.
Here's a few pictures..
The surfaces are clean, and they have given all the parts a light oil coating.
I checked one of the thinnest paring chisels for warping/twisting and it looks good, I can't say for sure that all the paring chisels will have survived without warping, but so far it looks good.
A did a quick check on hardness, I measure it as 62 Rc, but my hardness tester generally reads a little on the low side, so I'd say 63-64 Rc is about right.
Hills Heat Treatment have done well.. ( I'll admit to being a bit nervous)
15th Apr 2012, 03:18 PM #103
Ray that is very impressive, it looks almost untouched. Hills is a marked difference from the other group we used for the last order. It took hills a week, and the others took over a month.
2nd May 2012, 11:25 PM #104
Are all items gone or are a few still up for grabs?
3rd May 2012, 02:06 AM #105
There might be extra's, I'd need to compare the detail on Helmut's list with what I've got here..
The water jet cutter cut extra parts seemingly at random, and wasted a lot of material.
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