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    Default Challenge 2020 - 2021 Simplicity

    GAME ON...[emoji1782]

    Not sure what type of plane I will be entering, as there are a few in my plane making Bucket List!!.

    But , it will a metal bodied one.

    I will post as soon as my brain has worked out some design briefs [emoji3064].

    I hope this encourages a lot more to get out into the sheds ,workshops ,creative zones and have a go at it.


    Cheers Matt.

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    Some pencil fell on the paper today!
    So , Iím thinking about doing a smoother around 10 inches long (Because the judges would prefer ,I talk in old English).

    By about 2/ 1/2 inches wide.

    I canít do-imperial stuff anymore,hurts my head(Hope I donít loose points).

    Sole will be 250 mm long by 64mm ish wide.
    Sole thickness will about 5.6 mm after lapping it in.
    I think coming from a 6 mm piece of steel plate

    Sides will be 5 mm brass plate.
    Dovetail construction, because I enjoy the pain[emoji3064].

    Plane iron will be a 5 mm ,01 Tool steel at a standard pitch (45 degrees) bevel down.
    Held in place with a cap iron.

    Still working on a side profile.
    Still havenít decided what timber to use to stuff it with.


    Cheers Matt.

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    Hi Matt. Found some more timbers in my pile. Making a mallet out of redgum (stump from under a deck that's been seasoning forever) and will have some leftovers. Or some Jarrah (I think) stair treads that make strong chisel handles. Even a bit of spotted gum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Ash View Post
    Hi Matt. Found some more timbers in my pile. Making a mallet out of redgum (stump from under a deck that's been seasoning forever) and will have some leftovers. Or some Jarrah (I think) stair treads that make strong chisel handles. Even a bit of spotted gum.
    Do these Timber stacks grow their own timber?.


    M,A Still not sure what I want to use timber wise.
    Hopefully Iím allowed to go back to Ballarat in the near future and Iíll be able to check out my own timber stock.

    Cheers Matt

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    Sometimes it feels that way . Maybe it's a sign I might have too many bits, if I don't know where they all are. Feeling for you cut off from your workshop, even if I dont have work ATM I do still have my tools

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    Iíve been a little preoccupied with finishing my second Metal body plane,will post some pics on that later in its own thread.
    Reason being Iím desperate to start my Competition Plane.
    So far Iíve done lots of thinking,an some sketching,
    So basically stuff all lol.
    Also my forced holiday as been cut short, Iím back on the tools tomorrow for a few days, that means no play time either.



    This were Iím up to so far,with the madness, Iím not 100 percent shore yet.

    Cheers Matt.







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    Looking forward to see the other plane.

    What is your thinking on this one? I see you are thinking of an open tote.

    The blade shows no cap iron. Are you going for a single blade with typical 45 degree bed angle?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cklett View Post
    Looking forward to see the other plane.

    What is your thinking on this one? I see you are thinking of an open tote.

    The blade shows no cap iron. Are you going for a single blade with typical 45 degree bed angle?



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    Sorry yes, single blade, lever cap, beaded at 45 degrees.
    I am at this stage thinking of a open Tote, but not 100 percent on that.

    The sole will be about 5mm steel plate,and 5 mm brass sides dovetail construction.

    Still canít decide what type of wood to use either.

    Iím also not sure on the length at this stage,Iím sure the Judges will be impressed if I make it longer lol.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Thanks Matt, I'll remember that tip as I set out my dimensions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post

    Iím also not sure on the length at this stage,Iím sure the Judges will be impressed if I make it longer lol.

    Cheers Matt.
    Ahhh, yes, extra length always makes a good impression
    Is anyone making a jointer ?
    ​Brad.

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    It would seem in this instance,yes size ďmay ď swing the the Judges vote,

    This also has not been ď fact checked by me eitherĒ

    So could possibly be miss leading.

    Cheers Matt.
    I might just had 20 mm for hell of it.

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    Just make sure your smoother doesn't turn into a jointer.
    Is there anything in the rules what happens if the planes starts of as one type, but ends up to be a completely different one?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cklett View Post
    Just make sure your smoother doesn't turn into a jointer.
    Is there anything in the rules what happens if the planes starts of as one type, but ends up to be a completely different one?....

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    Na
    Nothing like that in the rules as far as I know.

    Just more of a idea developing !!!

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironwood View Post
    Ahhh, yes, extra length always makes a good impression
    Is anyone making a jointer ?
    That depends on what point a try plane becomes a jointer.



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    Matt, I've been quietly sitting on the sidelines, reading the threads, taking it all in - but i'm worried that your plane handle is just a bit too out there.
    Normally a plane handle has to bend forwards so there is a component of force downwards but your handle would tend to lift the plane off the wood.

    Here is the angle on a standard handle:
    ln-tote-2.jpg

    Of course you might be doing this as a dastardly plan to encourage others to do the same, while you secretly build a handle the correct way.

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