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    Default The Art of filling and a Mitre Plane.

    The art of filling and a Mitre Plane.

    For quite sometime, well actually years, possibly even a decade, but you know whoís counting.
    Iíve wanted to dip my fingers in to some infill plane making.
    An besides a decade in earth timeís really not that long, plus Iíve been busy ok.

    So, with the world in a slightly messed up stage of civilisation, while I watch the crazies, the know allís, and the ones with the salvation to even lift me to a higher ground, and now being basically house bound in my father in laws weather board palace in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne infectious town.

    Iíve decided and all by myself , with out any influence from fake news, that now is as good as anytime to have a bash at combing some mild steel, lovely material, some brass o it files beautiful, and some yet to arrive , because I havenít found any yet, very exotic, but not to be confused with erotic timber.

    So , using only the basic of tools following on in a long standing tradition of bloody hell , if I only had this and that, and one of those would be so welcomed now.
    And o I canít use those words here .


    I made a start the other day.
    Well a little background information for the I must know everything party.

    I had been seriously planning this little mitre Plane for well over a few months while the world got messed up.
    Mild steel was obtained from a left over piece of 100 mm box section from my brothers home extension about 4 mm thickish.
    5 mm thick , 260 cartridge Brass was brought from George White & Co Melbourne,
    A lovely piece of 01 Tool steel was donated by Bob in Perth(Thanks Bob).
    A cheap crappy vernear gauge was brought from a green shed when Karen wasnít present, plus and equally crappy triangle file,
    And a item that resembles a small engineers ball pein hammer for doing some smashing stuff later with.
    Some paper I had on hand ,plus pencils to draw up multiple plans(One to date)plus I was able to find a compass for setting out the bed angle more on that later.

    Ready ,set ,go
    So after all that ,your probably really excited to see some progress ainít ya??


    (Yes there parallel Iím learning to really file)





    Well Iím pretty excited about my progress so far, and remember we live in times now were ever child is encouraged know matter how hopeless they are.

    So in a small crunched up nut shell , Iíve pre paired my stock [emoji3064][emoji3064].
    Pretty cool a

    Some numbers for those that are a bit anal attentive.
    Sole length too be 160 mm ish .
    Width to be about 38 mm ish .
    Height to be 30 mm ,plus or minus one micron.
    01 Tool steel iron 25/4 mm length to be confirmed at a later business meeting with me , myself and I ,closed meeting.
    Bed angle to be 20 degrees.

    Stay tuned.
    Tomorrow maybe cutting the mouth!!!???

    Cheers Matt.








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    I'll be watching with interest. Good luck and fun!

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    Oh you gotta love George White for their old fashioned customer service and how tempted were you to weigh yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by springwater View Post
    Oh you gotta love George White for their old fashioned customer service and how tempted were you to weigh yourself?
    Your spot on there Spring water.
    There service is well itís just nice, they know there stuff, and are happy to help us mere mortals.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cklett View Post
    I'll be watching with interest. Good luck and fun!

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    Itís going to be epic or possibly a dismal failure,
    Not sure which one yet.[emoji6]

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Itís going to be epic or possibly a dismal failure,
    Not sure which one yet.[emoji6]

    Cheers Matt.
    My money is on Epic. I suspect you may be a little like me in that once I have decided to do something, failure is not an option.
    I'll be watching with interest.
    You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Oscar Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony_A View Post
    My money is on Epic. I suspect you may be a little like me in that once I have decided to do something, failure is not an option.
    I'll be watching with interest.
    Your right Tony,
    I do have a tenacity to not let go.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Hi Matt. Great project to get stuck into. Do you know if George White do online/mail orders? I want to get some dowel for a plane hammer. Ian has a lot to answer for....those beautiful planes and his freely available manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Ash View Post
    Hi Matt. Great project to get stuck into. Do you know if George White do online/mail orders? I want to get some dowel for a plane hammer. Ian has a lot to answer for....those beautiful planes and his freely available manual.

    Hi MA,
    Not sure I if Non Ferrous Metals Australia - George White do deliveries,

    Canít hurt to ask, I know there counter sales is closed while we are in lockdown.

    What size dowel do you need want for a plane hammer, I may possibly be able to help you out.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Itís going to be epic or possibly a dismal failure,
    Not sure which one yet.[emoji6]

    Cheers Matt.
    Failure only happens if you give up. Worst thing is you lost some material and maybe some damage to the ego ;-)
    But if keep going and try again it will only be success.
    Looking forward to it.

    However, you said you are using 5mm brass for the sides. I am far of being experienced, but that sounds quite beefy. Is that what mitre planes normally have?

    How heavy do you reckon that thing is going to be?

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    I am watching.

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    "Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts, absolutely!"

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    Hi Matt. I was thinking around 25mm. Plan is to make a smallish hammer with one brass face and one timber. I have some bloodwood that I think would be perfect. Sort of Japanese(ish)

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    Oohh, this is going to be good. I can't wait to see how you resaw your stock to the appropriate thickness with a nail file and a tooth brush! Here's a photo to give you all the inspiration you need:

    220px-Macgyver.jpg
    Lance

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceC View Post
    Oohh, this is going to be good. I can't wait to see how you resaw your stock to the appropriate thickness with a nail file and a tooth brush! Here's a photo to give you all the inspiration you need:

    220px-Macgyver.jpg
    Lance,
    Iíve spoken before about these Pedestal, I donít like the pesky little things, quite dangerous in my opinion for egos.
    They break an you come crushing down,just ask any politician!!![emoji6][emoji6]

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    I am watching.

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    Paul,
    I expected more of you!!!!
    The minister of home affairs has really got you working.

    Cheers Matt

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