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    Like many, I've slowed down but still plugging away. I think I have the mouth adjusted ok, so gave the body two coats of tung oil. I'll let it cure a few more days before waxing.
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    I'm still tweaking the blade edge - there are tiny pits from previous corrosion that keep causing the edge to be ragged. I'm loathe to grind them all out as it would seriously thin the hard steel layer, so I'm just slowly sharpening until I reach a point where the pits are sparse enough to not leave too messy a trail on the wood. After all, it's not the thinness of the shaving that counts, it's the finished surface.

    Anyway, almost done!

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    Thatís looking good Sheets, itís a beautiful piece of timber. Hopefully you get that blade sorted out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheets View Post
    Like many, I've slowed down but still plugging away. I think I have the mouth adjusted ok, so gave the body two coats of tung oil. I'll let it cure a few more days before waxing.
    IMG_0130.JPGIMG_0133.JPGIMG_0134.JPG
    I'm still tweaking the blade edge - there are tiny pits from previous corrosion that keep causing the edge to be ragged. I'm loathe to grind them all out as it would seriously thin the hard steel layer, so I'm just slowly sharpening until I reach a point where the pits are sparse enough to not leave too messy a trail on the wood. After all, it's not the thinness of the shaving that counts, it's the finished surface.

    Anyway, almost done!
    Sheets,
    Thatís looking very good, I actually like the little Ebony insert.
    It suits very well.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Hi S. If I remember correctly, the reason for the insert was to close up the mouth, yeah? Had all gone to plan, would the purpleheart been hard enough on its own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Ash View Post
    Hi S. If I remember correctly, the reason for the insert was to close up the mouth, yeah? Had all gone to plan, would the purpleheart been hard enough on its own?
    The purpleheart would be just fine as wood for a plane body, notwithstanding its finickiness to work into that stage. I can't say long-term how it might stand up - the previous one I made was donated to a fund-raising auction (no idea where it is now or if its being used), but its strong, dense and hard so I don't see why it would be any less satisfactory than more traditional woods. Now having said that, I'm going for a winner here, so flash over function is the order of the day in any case . In fact, with all the metal planes being submitted, I almost feel compelled to add some brass or stainless rivets (perhaps into the sole like hob-nailed boots - thoughts?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheets View Post
    The purpleheart would be just fine as wood for a plane body, notwithstanding its finickiness to work into that stage. I can't say long-term how it might stand up - the previous one I made was donated to a fund-raising auction (no idea where it is now or if its being used), but its strong, dense and hard so I don't see why it would be any less satisfactory than more traditional woods. Now having said that, I'm going for a winner here, so flash over function is the order of the day in any case . In fact, with all the metal planes being submitted, I almost feel compelled to add some brass or stainless rivets (perhaps into the sole like hob-nailed boots - thoughts?).
    Sheets

    Others may make up a wooden box to house their metal planes. You could make a metal box for your wooden plane: Thus satisfying the metalwork brigade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheets View Post
    The purpleheart would be just fine as wood for a plane body, notwithstanding its finickiness to work into that stage. I can't say long-term how it might stand up - the previous one I made was donated to a fund-raising auction (no idea where it is now or if its being used), but its strong, dense and hard so I don't see why it would be any less satisfactory than more traditional woods. Now having said that, I'm going for a winner here, so flash over function is the order of the day in any case . In fact, with all the metal planes being submitted, I almost feel compelled to add some brass or stainless rivets (perhaps into the sole like hob-nailed boots - thoughts?).
    You wood guys just go play in the corner with your soft stuff ok.
    Us metal guys will take care of the tougher stuff.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
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    Others may make up a wooden box to house their metal planes. You could make a metal box for your wooden plane: Thus satisfying the metalwork brigade.

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    Hmmm, sounds like a lot of work, but intriguing. I will require a commitment from you metal guys to also produce boxes 'tho.
    On second thought, having looked at the work thus far - so many right angles as are contained in a box might be too much to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    You wood guys just go play in the corner with your soft stuff ok.
    Us metal guys will take care of the tougher stuff.

    Cheers Matt.
    Indeed, feel free to shoot your knobs and infills over to us wood guys (not that I'm suggesting, appearances aside, that you're having trouble with the stuff).

    Steve

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    Hi Sheets. I wood not think they they had the temper for it. Steel, you never know, the love of timber is ingrained in all of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Ash View Post
    Hi Sheets. I wood not think they they had the temper for it. Steel, you never know, the love of timber is ingrained in all of us.
    'Tis the plane truth. But I do feel my resolve for my chosen material being chiseled away at. Perhaps next challenge will be the switch to metal - then I can say "peen there, done that, got the T square".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    You wood guys just go play in the corner with your soft stuff ok.
    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Us metal guys will take care of the tougher stuff.

    Cheers Matt.
    Nothing harder than making soft stuff suitable for hard work .....

    Us soft media users will keep beavering away and should get bonus points for non traditional thinking

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