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    Cklett, Paul,

    I think your both possibly right, I need to adjust the angle slightly, put some more meat in the stem, an transition the stem into the bulb top more.

    In a nutshell progress to version MK 2 [emoji6].

    I may have go later today.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Have i reached the Zen of design, should i pack my bags an be heading of too France,or Italy too run a design department.

    Ye probably not, but after a couple more goes,i think Iím getting somewhere, tho it strangely looks like a the Stanley Squirrel one,that Iím sure is just coincidentally.





    Now i just have too figure out, do I fabricate it,or cast it(note point Iíve never cast anything in my life).
    Iím considering the fabricating road.
    Cheers Matt.

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    Looking good Matt. Howís it feel in the hand?
    ďcastĒ Are you thinking of making it from brass?

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    I like that shape better. Looks good!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Picko View Post
    Looking good Matt. Howís it feel in the hand?
    ďcastĒ Are you thinking of making it from brass?
    The Tote does feel nice in the hand, it fits well into my palm.

    Itís definitely going to be made from Brass, an possibly some 01 Tool steel.

    But I havenít worked that all out yet.

    Cheers Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cklett View Post
    I like that shape better. Looks good!



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    Thanks Cklett, itís basically the same shape now as Stanley block plane.

    Cheers Matt.

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    I would be intrigued to cast it just for the challenge of it. But in terms of feel I would fabricate it and make sure the the mushroom head is wooden. Wood would feel better in the hand than a metal surface.

    You might apply similar philosophy as you did for the tote of "The Body"

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    Default Squirrel Block plane , help kind of.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cklett View Post
    I would be intrigued to cast it just for the challenge of it. But in terms of feel I would fabricate it and make sure the the mushroom head is wooden. Wood would feel better in the hand than a metal surface.

    You might apply similar philosophy as you did for the tote of "The Body"

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    I have actually looked at a few YouTube videos on casting, especially lost foam casting.

    I could just literally carve it out of a chunk of brass also, I have a two inch wide bar by about 300 mm long, tho I need to check first if itís the same ďcolourĒ

    Cklett, you have got me pondering now about inserting a timber button into the Tote.
    I think thatís what you mean?.
    I personally donít mind the feel of metal in the hand, nor do I mind the feel of timber in the hand.
    So Iím away for work for two or three days, I give that some thought.

    Meanwhile this morning before I departed for work, I ruffle cut a mock up out of some pine for the front knob,
    I had previously been feeling a bit frustrated with the whole build.
    But after seeing the mocked up front bun in place, Iíve got my fire back(lol am now am away from the bench for a few nights [emoji20]).




    The last pic is how I would like the front knob to look.
    (Letís make that the second last picture lol)


    Cheers Matt.

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    If you can't decide between metal and wood use Gidgie.
    I am learning, slowley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagie View Post
    If you can't decide between metal and wood use Gidgie.
    You havenít been following along, back you go to the first post, an read.
    Or you might see something in one on the pictures, that kind of looks like a pine from a small island of the east cost of Australia.(Hint Norfolk)
    Off you go now,

    Cheers Matt.

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    Bumpity bump .

    Just wondering what's happening with this one Matt. Have you finished it and been too busy using it to post an update or are you still trying to decide between timber and metal?
    Cheers, Bob the labrat

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    Yeah c'mon, pullyafingerout.

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    I suspect matt has been too busy collecting "rusty treasures."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmiller View Post
    I suspect matt has been too busy collecting "rusty treasures."
    Yes, it is rumored that Matt the Planemaker has been distracted by a shiny object (well it's supposed to be shiny) and his creative pursuits may be taking a wandering path back into Handsaw territory for a while.
    I am too poor to buy cheap tools.

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    Iíve just been a bit busy, with life an work.

    The plane is still a Work in progress,

    Cheers Matt.

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