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    Quote Originally Posted by Picko View Post
    That's pretty much it MA . I actually have, until now, an undisclosed trick up my trouser leg. I thought that if, in use the plane is difficult to hold, I could have a removeable knob that could be utilised left or right handed.

    We'll see.
    Clever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanW View Post
    I'd award you extra points but Veritas beat you to a variable front knob by a year or three..
    Well now I'll have to go and search for the Veritas one and see if my thoughts are along the same lines.

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    Ahh, I may well have subconsciously copied this because I think it was their cap screw that I modelled mine on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picko View Post
    Ahh, I may well have subconsciously copied this because I think it was their cap screw that I modelled mine on.
    Well, you might just have easily thunked it up yourself, it's a pretty obvious solution to a problem when you think about it, so just ell their patent lawyers to buzz-off if they come a-calling.

    It's interesting how Veritas thought they needed a do-dad at front & rear of their plane - I guess it does make it easier to hang onto the beast. I just slavishly copied an old infill I liked (by G. Miller of London who operated roughly from 1890 to 1910). JW lge.jpg

    The screw adjuster is my addition, I've not seen a Miller with a screw adjuster, and it's pretty unlikely he ever used one since he faded out about the time Norris introduced his. Most of the old infill shoulder planes had very little in the way of knobs or lumps to hang onto, but Miller sometimes included a "rhino horn" on his - a horn-like protuberance sticking up from the centre of the woodwork at the top. The thumbscrew for the lever-wedge sort of fills the same function on mine.

    All things said, I find my copy pretty easy to handle in most situations, but I'll admit there are times when it would be nice to have something extra to get a finger behind to give me a more secure grasp of things, so go the front knob, I say...

    Cheers,
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    Thanks Ian. It looks like I'm not done after all, now that the master thinks the front knob is a positive.
    Oh well, at least I have a go-er because it's taken it's first shavings.

    PB290002.jpg PB290005.jpg

    I'm fairly happy right now.

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    That looks so good and takes shavings.

    I am curious how you'll fix the side knob.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Picko View Post
    Thanks Ian. It looks like I'm not done after all, now that the master thinks the front knob is a positive.
    Oh well, at least I have a go-er because it's taken it's first shavings.

    PB290002.jpg PB290005.jpg

    I'm fairly happy right now.
    I would say thatís a bit more than just a Go-er, Picko.

    Thatís looking awesome.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cklett View Post
    That looks so good and takes shavings.

    I am curious how you'll fix the side knob.
    Thanks CK.
    I was thinking just a simple thru bolt with a head slimmer than the brass sides (3mm) and maybe just a screwdriver slot. Or the head could be plain and the slot could be in the nut, similar to the front knob on most planes.

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    Picko

    That is one smart plane!

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    WOW! That is one nice lookin' plane.

    Quote Originally Posted by Picko View Post
    Thanks Ian. It looks like I'm not done after all, now that the master thinks the front knob is a positive.
    Oh well, at least I have a go-er because it's taken it's first shavings.

    PB290002.jpg PB290005.jpg

    I'm fairly happy right now.

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    I agree, Picko - that is a fine piece of workmanship!

    Steve

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    Looks great - you certainly raised the bar for those members still to produce shavings.

    Congratulations,
    Bob

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    Looking really good Picko. Top notch design and workmanship, itís all come together nicely.
    ​Brad.

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    Rite-o the k-nob's done. Hoolie doolie there was some work in that little bugger.
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    Cute!
    Nothing succeeds like a budgie without a beak.

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