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    Default Challenge 2020-2021 shanesmith80

    Late to the party as usual and i'll probably have to rename it Challenge 2020-2030. But what the hell I'm in.

    Ever since getting Ian's plane making manual, i've slowly been collecting blades, brass and bits.

    Ive got enough bits for about 6 planes I think. If I can get 1 finished in time i'll be a happy camper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesmith80 View Post
    Late to the party as usual and i'll probably have to rename it Challenge 2020-2030. But what the hell I'm in.

    Ever since getting Ian's plane making manual, i've slowly been collecting blades, brass and bits.

    Ive got enough bits for about 6 planes I think. If I can get 1 finished in time i'll be a happy camper.

    IMG_2363.jpg

    shane
    Shane,
    Thatís awesome news, we look forward to seeing progress Procrastination mishaps and all the other stuff that goes with making a plane.
    An pics lots of them.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesmith80 View Post
    Late to the party as usual and i'll probably have to rename it Challenge 2020-2030. But what the hell I'm in.

    Ever since getting Ian's plane making manual, i've slowly been collecting blades, brass and bits.

    Ive got enough bits for about 6 planes I think. If I can get 1 finished in time i'll be a happy camper.

    IMG_2363.jpg

    shane
    Shane

    Just don't be late for lunch!

    Have a look at that stash of brass and blades.Wow!

    What chance do the rest of us sta.......never mind, welcome anyway .

    2030? Nope, but beware the Ides of March 2021. The competitors congregate around then.

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    Welcome. That looks very promising. Curious what you'll make out of it.

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    Default Yay, another contestant!

    Welcome to the pleasure dome Shane!

    Which will you do; a laminated shoulder plane or an infill smoother with a Norris adjuster? Or is there something else lurking there that I missed?
    Nothing succeeds like a budgie without a beak.

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    Welcome to the party/circus Shane. I do like your raw materials and I'm looking forward to them coming together.

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    Great to have another plane maker with us for the challenge! We await your creation.

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    Hi Shane. Looks like you're all set. Any good at puns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Ash View Post
    Hi Shane. Looks like you're all set. Any good at puns?
    Shane about the plane.

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    Progress!
    To answer a few questions.
    I'm starting with a laminated shoulder plane 1". I do plan on making another 4 shoulder planes and have the blades and china brass for 2 little smoothers.

    So i stated to get a bit carried away and kept forgetting to take photos.

    A few firsts. Cutting brass with a coping saw. Started with a couple of practice cuts and first thought was ' you've got to be kidding' this is hopeless. Then realised I had the 2/0 blade still in there. Changed over to the #8. No bloody better. Hmmm. Turns out it was just crappy technique. Although in the end I found it better to cut with the #2/0 blade than the #8. Maybe my #8's are just crap. I have ordered some #4and #6 Glardon blades and will see how they go.

    Once I found my rhythm the cutting went fairly fast for the 2 sides. Clamped them together and cleaned up to the lines with a mixture of sanding drum on Dremel and files.

    Cutting the 3/4 inch core pieces wasn't so bad either. Tried both hacksaw and grinder, grinder easier on the arms but not much quicker. What was a bugger was removing the little roundover and getting the corners square.

    So was time to tack them together with solder, another first since school last century. Done a couple of practice runs on some offcuts then nervously onto the plane, and finally remembered to take a photo. Bit messy but seems to have done the job.

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    Marked out and drill the holes for the rivets. And 2 little test rivets in some scrap.
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    Then time to get peening. Found a block of steel and went at it.
    1 down.
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    Slow and steady.
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    And done. Now its just a matter of time to see how it went.
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    Ok not much time. I had to sand them back and see. Not bad for a first crack. Does seem to be a few wayward strikes, I'm pretty sure the rivets kept moving when I was trying to hit them.
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    I just hope the rivets a set deep enough that they don't fall out when I smooth out the sides to get rid of those dents.
    ��Or maybe I could just add more and call them speed dents like on a golf ball.

    I guess now I have to find some nice wood to infill with. Now this is where the serious procrastination will start.

    cheers
    Shane

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    Not a bad start; thatís a lot of progress in just one day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesmith80 View Post

    Does seem to be a few wayward strikes, I'm pretty sure the rivets kept moving when I was trying to hit them.
    IMG_2376.jpgIMG_2377.jpg
    I just hope the rivets a set deep enough that they don't fall out when I smooth out the sides to get rid of those dents.
    ��Or maybe I could just add more and call them speed dents like on a golf ball.


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    Great progress! Maybe you could make those little dents larger and call them strategically placed depressions to improve grip.

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    Wow,
    New kid arrives on the block, an is firing on all cylinders,thatís looking pretty hot.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Shane

    You have achieved more in two days than I have in two months. Great going.

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    Ok ok. A bit of honesty.
    I took the original photo a week ago and have been slowly chipping away.

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