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    Thanks Kev, everything is still packed away, ...

    Thanks Kev, everything is still packed away, with the impending lockdown coming, I might be able to focus on getting the last few finished.

    I appreciate the patience. And feel guilty about...
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    Hi Bill, Everything is still packed away, I...

    Hi Bill,

    Everything is still packed away, I was thinking it would be good to get finished on the last few before Christmas as well.

    Regards
    Ray
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    Looks good, I think this is the first finished...

    Looks good, I think this is the first finished plane I've seen posted. :)
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    Good question, I'll check.

    Good question, I'll check.
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    Sorry for the delay, I had to go back and double...

    Sorry for the delay, I had to go back and double check.

    146 Turning Chisels, 100 Blades for wooden planes, 109 Firmer Chisels, 128 Paring Chisels.

    Just about all different styles and...
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    Hi Gunnie, I don't think I'm missing any, ...

    Hi Gunnie,

    I don't think I'm missing any, but I can't easily check at the moment. Put it aside for now, and I'll check when I can get the chance.

    I want to get another batch out soon...
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    Just bumping it back to the front page, ...

    Just bumping it back to the front page, eveything is still packed away, and I'll be unpacking over the next few weeks to try and finish the last few batches.
  8. Thread: A cautionary tale

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    Nice recovery. I doubt there are all that many...

    Nice recovery. I doubt there are all that many others ( readers of this forum excepted ) would be able to bring it back from such a butchered state.
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    Ok, things are packed away for safe keeping just...

    Ok, things are packed away for safe keeping just now, I'll try and get organized and see what I can do.

    Regards
    Ray
  10. Thread: Carter plane

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    WEST AUST Hi Gerry, I tried to send you a PM but your...

    Hi Gerry,

    I tried to send you a PM but your inbox is full.

    Ray
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    Hi Bill, Thanks for the bump, I need a prod...

    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for the bump, I need a prod every now and then these days to get me back on track. Too many diversions and interruptions.

    Regards
    Ray
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    Hi Bill, All the machining was finished ages...

    Hi Bill,

    All the machining was finished ages ago, it's just a matter of fitting handles and final details. I'm struggling to find workshop time, but just last week I had a major clean up, and...
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    I did a rough check on the moisture level in the...

    I did a rough check on the moisture level in the middle of that walnut log, and it's over 24%, my meter only goes from 5% to 24% and it's maxed out.

    I think it could be worth a try at spoon...
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    I don't know when it was cut, but the guy only...

    I don't know when it was cut, but the guy only dropped it off here a few weeks ago, and the ends are already checked, so at a guess, I would think it was cut more than 12 months ago, but with the...
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    Hi Brett, It was a pleasure having yourself,...

    Hi Brett, It was a pleasure having yourself, Alan and Shane for a visit yesterday, having cleaned up the workshop for the visit, now I can't find anything :) but it's nice having a bit of clean...
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    There's good advice in this thread already, I...

    There's good advice in this thread already, I have a personal preference for vintage tools, there's plenty of good quality second saws out there. If you can get to a tool sale you will probably...
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    I think they might be from an earlier batch, ...

    I think they might be from an earlier batch, although the chisels look similar, the skew angles look different, I don't recognize the plane blades, maybe someone can id them.

    For those few still...
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    Hi Bill, I didn't get your PM? Back to...

    Hi Bill, I didn't get your PM?

    Back to work in WA next week, I should get another batch out in the week before Xmas ( fingers crossed)

    Ray
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    Looking good Stewie, this is something I've been...

    Looking good Stewie, this is something I've been wanting to dabble in ( when time permits ) looking forward to seeing them in action :2tsup:

    Ray
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    Just keeping it on the front page, the workshop...

    Just keeping it on the front page, the workshop is a mess, and i'm back from interstate for a while, so posting some this week.

    I will send PM's to confirm address details before posting.
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    Thanks for the bump. I've had a batch ready to...

    Thanks for the bump. I've had a batch ready to post for a few weeks. But have been working interstate.
  22. Thread: Two Plane makers

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    Don't forget to leave a little space for the odd...

    Don't forget to leave a little space for the odd few chisels. Maybe not quite the same class. :)

    Ray
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    Thanks Bob, very interesting, I've now got ...

    Thanks Bob, very interesting, I've now got two Sonoff SC's in the workshop logging temperature and humidity, and comparing with a weather station, the humidity values from the sonoff...
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    Hey, that's my line. :)

    Hey, that's my line. :)
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    Hi Bill, All that's left is just fitting the...

    Hi Bill,

    All that's left is just fitting the handles and cleaning up the brass ferrules with a bit of polishing. Let me know by PM roughly what your moving plans are.

    Ray
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    Thanks for the bump, I did one batch a few weeks...

    Thanks for the bump, I did one batch a few weeks back with polished ferrules, getting ready to do another this week. Also I've got some of the loaned chisels to post later today.

    Ray
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    Nice work fitting the handles and ferrules, I...

    Nice work fitting the handles and ferrules, I know a little about how much work is required to get that part right. :)

    And, welcome to the forum!
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    There's something a little bit off in the...

    There's something a little bit off in the geometry of the bedding angle and location of the lever cap hinge point. The lever cap screw can't be shorter because it would then interfere with the cap...
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    Bunnings sell various types of paint stripper. ...

    Bunnings sell various types of paint stripper.

    If you are ever at an auction bidding on a saw, and the other bidder is wearing paint splattered jeans and t-shirt, double your bid, I'll cover...
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    Apologies for the false start to the final lap. ...

    Apologies for the false start to the final lap. I've gone backwards. After reviewing the ones I've finished, I've changed my mind about polishing the brass. Pictures later.
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    Got some ready to go, I'll be posting next week. ...

    Got some ready to go, I'll be posting next week. You will receive a PM to confirm details and current postal address.
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    That extra screw was intended to stop the back...

    That extra screw was intended to stop the back from slipping off the blade. This was in the 1915 catalog


    http://www.backsaw.net/pics/SJslipped_back.jpg


    According to the catalog entry for...
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    Hi Paul, The Leapfrog #49 had a blued steel...

    Hi Paul,
    The Leapfrog #49 had a blued steel back, the #52 was brass backed, both with English beech handles, and came in lengths from 8" to 24" I think the longer saws might have had three...
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    Wow, what a great package!. Those hammers look...

    Wow, what a great package!. Those hammers look fantastic.

    Rob certainly does excellent work, I've been using his saw nuts in a saw making class, and everyone loves them.

    Ray
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    Common practice is to fold a piece of paper over...

    Common practice is to fold a piece of paper over the teeth and clamp it down hard in a smooth jawed vise, like a milling vise.
    The teeth cut into the paper a little and leave you with nice even...
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    Not having read it, I can't comment on the...

    Not having read it, I can't comment on the content, but I'm going to buy a copy. So Ian, you can say that your articles have increased sales. :)
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    I've got a few more batches almost ready. Soon.

    I've got a few more batches almost ready. Soon.
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    Move the frog?

    Move the frog?
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    Now there's an offer you'd be crazy not to jump...

    Now there's an offer you'd be crazy not to jump at. :2tsup: I doubt there's anyone more qualified that Peter in plane making anywhere.

    You don't need a workshop full of machine tools to make...
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    Bump... just keeping this on the front page. ...

    Bump... just keeping this on the front page. I'm back from working overseas, but haven't yet got a clear run at the remaining chisels. Soon....

    Ray

    PS Has anyone heard anything from...
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    No, with the higher angle there is more...

    No, with the higher angle there is more compression toward the center of the kerf, moving material away from the cutting edge.

    Whether that's the explanation for the reduced friction or not, I...
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    I'm inclined to try and find it, ( it's around...

    I'm inclined to try and find it, ( it's around here somewhere :) ) and try some high fleam angles. Trouble is, I've got too many other things to finish first.
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    Could it be because the extra angle compresses...

    Could it be because the extra angle compresses the cut material towards the center of the cut where it's less likely to bind between the saw plate and the side of the kerf?
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    You could use a normal grinding disk, it just...

    You could use a normal grinding disk, it just happened to be that a flap disk was already in the grinder, and anyway the flap disk leaves a smoother finish.

    In general files get re-purposed all...
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    I got a cheap file from Bunnings and then used an...

    I got a cheap file from Bunnings and then used an angle grinder with a flap disk to remove the teeth on one side and one edge to make those both safe, then I cut length wise through the file to make...
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    Hi Polie, That's not a bad idea, polished...

    Hi Polie,

    That's not a bad idea, polished brass and she-oak can look very classy. What timber are you going with for the handles?

    Ray
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    I would think the tooth line is what you should...

    I would think the tooth line is what you should measure from.

    For a long time, it was debated quite vigorously whether in fact early saws were canted or not, after a while the evidence became...
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    What a great find, when you do find someone to...

    What a great find, when you do find someone to sharpen it, don't worry about a few broken teeth, they will grow back with subsequent sharpenings and won't affect the way it cuts. Chances are that...
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    After 30 hours of planes and airports I arrived...

    After 30 hours of planes and airports I arrived in Austria a few hours ago., but I can arrange to get it posted. I have something extra to send, but that can wait.

    Ray
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    Don't let the critics get you down, hang in there...

    Don't let the critics get you down, hang in there and stick with what you like doing, I've seen some very innovative things from you over the last year or so, the reason I'm not doing another batch...
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