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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_A View Post
    I'm expecting it will work CK and hope to get some time to finish it off in a few days . Had a busy weekend pursuing one of my other interests, riding a mountain bike around the trails at Derby.

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    Have been super busy for the last 3 weeks helping my long suffering wife with a major project in the garden but managed found a few minutes here and there to finish the plane off.

    After gluing up the body, the general shape of the plane was cut out on the bandsaw.
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    Then rounded off the sharp edges with a combination of rasp and sander. Kept nibbling away at the corners and edges until I had a plane that felt comfortable in my hand

    Next came what for me was the trickiest bit, opening up the mouth.
    Firstly I flattened the base on the buzzer taking a very fine cut then touched up lightly by with a smoothing plane.
    To open the mouth, I used a combination of 220 grit sandpaper on a flat stick and a coarse metal file. Spent 2 or 3 hours fluffing about working slowly and carefully with many trial assemblyís before I finally had shavings coming nicely out of the plane . Am happy with the mouth, a 0.5mm feeler gauge is a tight fit.

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    Now the interesting bit, does it work. After a bit of adjusting to get the blade protrusion right was able to make some pine shavings. They measured about 0.1 mm thick.

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    Now for something more interesting, and practical, a piece of blackwood with reversing grain and tear out.

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    Took some super fine shavings, about 0.05mm, and the tear out in the blackwood wasn't perfect was much improved after a few swipes.
    So I'm pleased with this little plane and am happy to call this a success. Will be keen to put it through its paces over the next couple of months.
    All that remains to do now is a couple of coats of Boiled Linseed Oil.
    Im guessing that I spent the best part of two days making this little plane and nearly a morning of that was opening the mouth. Would expect that the next will be a little quicker. Although it did take a couple of hours preparing the rough piece of wood I used. Ended up squaring up a couple of pieces of wood before I found one I was happy with.
    You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Oscar Wilde

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    Yay, another finisher; well done!

    As for a name may I offer The Kombustable Krenov for your consideration?
    Nothing succeeds like a budgie without a beak.

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    Tony

    Excellent build. I wish I could say my plane took two days to build, but it felt like two months and was probably more .

    Regards
    Paul
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    Tony,
    Itís excellent, really nice work.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Fast build, fast looking plane. Nice work Tony.

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    Great work! Looking forward to the presentation to the judges in the judgement thread.

    We need more across the finish line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    Tony

    Excellent build. I wish I could say my plane took two days to build, but it felt like two months and was probably more .

    Regards
    Paul
    The complexity of every other build in this challenge is way in excess of my little contribution so harping on about the quick build is all I've got to crow about.
    You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Oscar Wilde

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    Final photos of a finished plane.
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    The dark coloured marks on the plane body are from some water stain in the wood.

    An interesting project and a pleasing end result.
    You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Oscar Wilde

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    That looks really good. Love the colors.

    I guess then it's off to the judges corner [emoji3]

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    Nice work Tony. What timbers did you use?

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    Thanks MA. Used Eucalyptus obliqua, or what we would call stringy bark locally, for the plane body and a blackwood wedge. Finished with BLO.
    You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Oscar Wilde

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