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    Paul, have you seen this video -How to drill...

    Paul, have you seen this video -How to drill through the centre of a bolt | drill bolt guide?
    How to drill through the centre of a bolt | drill bolt guide - YouTube

    Looks like it could help, but...
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    Thanks for your comments Doug, I am looking...

    Thanks for your comments Doug, I am looking forward to seeing what you and Jools put forward.
    Bob
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    Where are we at? A quick update.

    On 7 September 2020, we launched the 2020 2021 Plane Building Challenge. By the end of that month 19 members had posted their intention to take on the challenge with another 4 in the months of...
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    Sounds like a great idea. What do others think. ...

    Sounds like a great idea. What do others think.

    Bob
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    Your memory is accurate Doug.

    1. Do we need to extend the deadline for planes to be completed and submitted for judging? I seem to recall that back at the start it was said somewhere that no time...
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    Please take time to read and add your comments

    Matt (Simplicity) rang me last night with the suggestion that we consider extending the time for us slow coaches to finish out planes. My first thought was 'that would not necessarily help me' the...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Looks like we will have a battle to the finishing...

    Looks like we will have a battle to the finishing line. I had my steroid injection last week and the neck and shoulder is slowly improving - anticipate getting going again mid January.

    Cheers
    Bob
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    Didn't read the title, eh? See you in the corner...

    Didn't read the title, eh?
    See you in the corner - don't do too much damage to your head:D

    Bob
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    Re post #269

    I know it's early in the day and my eyes might not be at their best yet, but am I seeing "dings" from miss hits when peening that front dovetail? :oo::no:

    Better keep the float glass for another...
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    Congratulations :2tsup::2tsup:- now that's out of...

    Congratulations :2tsup::2tsup:- now that's out of the way there is no excuse not to get back to helping make more babies - can't ever have too much practice :D

    Cheers
    Bob
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    Don't you hate it Chief, when to spend countless...

    Don't you hate it Chief, when to spend countless hours awake at night dreaming up alternatives for the use a common Pop Rivet. Just when you sort out not only how to use it backwards so that you can...
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    On Hold

    Have had discussion this morning with GP about my neck/shoulder problem which has prevented me from enjoying any shed time in the last 2 weeks. I will see the specialist again next week and hope to...
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    Looks great - you certainly raised the bar for...

    Looks great - you certainly raised the bar for those members still to produce shavings.

    Congratulations,
    Bob
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    Re Post #213

    Time to fess up - the old grey beard stuffed up the maths :no: and set the tool rest on the angle grinder to remove a 30 degree bevel instead of leaving a 30 degree bevel - end result was that he...
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    Sticky: Nuremberg Plane

    Further to Simplicity's post # 102, here is some further info from Jim Bode Tools

    Cheers
    Bob
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    This discussion "how square is square" is all...

    This discussion "how square is square" is all very interesting, but we are using woodworking tools - not tools with the precision of the lathes, mills , etc demanded by the precision engineering...
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    It's been a while.

    Since Doug's post it has taken Australian Post 18 days 21 hours and 56 minutes to deliver my blade a total of 47.4Km:( Well at least they didn't loose it! Here's the proof -
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    Congratulations Brad, looks good - and you didn't...

    Congratulations Brad, looks good - and you didn't need to use Photoshop to get the clean crisp edges:D:D

    Cheers Bob
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    Looking good Doug, many thanks for your...

    Looking good Doug, many thanks for your help.:2tsup::2tsup:
    Cheers
    Bob
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    Thanks Doug, looking forward to receiving it and...

    Thanks Doug, looking forward to receiving it and getting back to the challenge. Haven't done anything in the past week - Neck & Shoulder playing up again:((
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    Congratulations, you should be very pleased with...

    Congratulations, you should be very pleased with your efforts. Looking forward to seeing the final polished article. :2tsup::2tsup:
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    Thanks guys for all the comments and tips. I will...

    Thanks guys for all the comments and tips. I will venture out to the shed tomorrow and try out the following adjustments to the mock up (see my post #95).



    Radius the front of the escarpment...
  24. DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    The mock up height is 40mm but the Mahogany has...

    The mock up height is 40mm but the Mahogany has not been ripped to final height yet so I can go to 50mm. I'm in 2 minds as to which way to go - I would appreciate members comments on their...
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    Challenge Piece - Mockup

    Made use of the old Pallet billets and screwed together the body & rear cheek,set Iron, wedge and wedge pin into position and hot glued the tote into position.

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    A couple of problems are...
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    You may be right about being a bit past wrestling...

    You may be right about being a bit past wrestling with elephants, but I haven't completely given up on the idea of building a Roman-era plane. Can one obtain a piece of Ivory for such a purpose? ...
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    Hi Matt, I think you may be confusing the...

    Hi Matt,
    I think you may be confusing the dimension lines with a square piece to which the pin is attached. Hopefully deleting the offending dimension lines will make it clearer
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    Bob
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    Here is the drawing - will it work or have I...

    Here is the drawing - will it work or have I screwed up?
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    Hi Matt, What type of finish? I think the first...

    Hi Matt,
    What type of finish? I think the first question that I am still debating is what type of plane am I building?. Is it a competition piece, a display piece featuring the style of the mid-19th...
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    Challenge Plane

    I am up and running. :2tsup: :2tsup:

    Fijian Mahagony billet ripped to approximate size on bandsaw, Cheeks and middle section milled, squared and flattened using Jointer and Planer.
    This...
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    Congratulations, a working plane -...

    Congratulations, a working plane - WOW:2tsup::2tsup:
    Cheers
    Bob
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    It wasn't easy to see the drawings. I resorted to...

    It wasn't easy to see the drawings. I resorted to using Snip and Sketch in Windows 10 and the edited the image in Photoshop 2020.

    Cheers
    Bob
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    Ancient Roman Plane

    Haven't been able to do anything in the shed for over a week, so been doing some research on old wooden planes.
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    The full article is here

    Might be a good...
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    Sticky: I hope your research is correct Phil because that...

    I hope your research is correct Phil because that is what I am planning on doing - A single plane blade and a wooden wedge.

    Cheers
    Bob
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    Sticky: Thanks for the info Paul. I still like the idea...

    Thanks for the info Paul. I still like the idea of all wood and may steal the design of your aluminum replacement part. I have some jarrah which should work, I think. If not I'll just have to make...
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    Sticky: I am proposing a "square" wooden pin . The wedge...

    I am proposing a "square" wooden pin . The wedge will contact the flat / parallel surfaces of both the pin and the blade. My blade is 6mm thick and I and not proposing to use a chip breaker.
    My...
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    Look Pagie all those wooden parts - only metal...

    Look Pagie all those wooden parts - only metal blade - WHOOPEE!!:D:D
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    I have a sneaky feeling that Brad is getting out...

    I have a sneaky feeling that Brad is getting out his macro photography gear to get that level of detail and sharpness of the curves:D

    Looking good Brad, keep it going

    Cheers Bob
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    You can join me Pagie and make a wooden plane -...

    You can join me Pagie and make a wooden plane - only steel allowed for the blade. First I've get to get my neck and shoulder problems under control again - filing and similar actions are a pain:((
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    Why? What's the difference between having an...

    Why? What's the difference between having an 8"long bed jointer, a 12" table saw or a plasma cutter? Remember members of the metalwork forum have also been invited to participate in the challenge.
    ...
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    Big brother is watching. You have been warned

    Matt has instructed me to update you all with the latest stats.

    Days left in challenge: 175

    Total Woodwork and Metalwork Forum Members who have viewed the announcement post :A total of 210...
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    Now I have to change my plan again. I was...

    Now I have to change my plan again. I was thinking of embedding a coin to give my plane some monetary worth:)
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    Protest dismissed

    Protest dismissed
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    About 100km south of Melbourne. A good place for...

    About 100km south of Melbourne. A good place for a vacation - come on over:D
  46. Sticky: I've got it !! -- I think.

    Ian had attempted to simplify the formula to be used to judge our challenge (post #1), but only served to confuse us as he presented the complex formula as a simple integer primary school...
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    Cannot see attachments Bob

    Cannot see attachments
    Bob
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    I will be on Phillip Island in January. Do you...

    I will be on Phillip Island in January. Do you think you could drop in with a couple of pieces?:rolleyes:
  49. Sticky: The criteria for the judging has been discussed...

    The criteria for the judging has been discussed and accepted by the judging panel , Matt and myself. We will monitor the situation on a regular basis but it is not a question of This is the criteria...
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    "For crying out loud" - Your only a young fella...

    "For crying out loud" - Your only a young fella :D just wait until you get older.

    Bob
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