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    I want one. :) Regards Paul

    I want one.

    :)

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ooooh. Nice Bull Oak. Regards Paul

    Ooooh. Nice Bull Oak.

    Regards
    Paul
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    I agree, but not everybody sees time off for...

    I agree, but not everybody sees time off for prattling the same way as you and I.

    :(

    Regards
    Paul

    PS: Doug wants some pictures of me working so here you are.

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    Apologies. I can't be there tomorrow as I have to...

    Apologies. I can't be there tomorrow as I have to work! :rolleyes:

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt There was mild hysteria coming to the...

    Matt

    There was mild hysteria coming to the fore by our very conservative and fearful QLD population in anticipation of wild storms, but it did not eventuate in this area. There was some small hail...
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    Thanks Rob I can visualise the technique and...

    Thanks Rob

    I can visualise the technique and I will store that one away for future use. In the first instance I will try to uncover enough nail to grab. Not quite sure when I will get to this as...
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    RB Thank you. That has allowed me to see my...

    RB

    Thank you. That has allowed me to see my cluttered bench in a new light.

    :wink:

    Regards
    Paul
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    All sorted Matt. Regards Paul

    All sorted Matt.

    Regards
    Paul
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    I wish you had told me I could have a cleaning...

    I wish you had told me I could have a cleaning lady a little bit earlier! I wouldn't have bothered with this:

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    Our storm went through a little while back just after I had cleared the...
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    Sticky: Thanks Matt Most interesting and not quite as...

    Thanks Matt

    Most interesting and not quite as mechanised as I would have expected. I thought for a moment at the 2m 54sec mark we had a glimpse of the cleaning lady, but I was wrong. My destiny I...
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    The flattening out sort of makes sense to me....

    The flattening out sort of makes sense to me. Armed with that knowledge and having saved up several days worth of expletives (easier said than done) I am prepared to give it a blast in the...
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    Derek I think you have it all sorted, but not...

    Derek

    I think you have it all sorted, but not having the gear that you have I would have used this with a piece of scrap wood underneath to bring up the height in the jaws:

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    I...
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    Thanks Ian I am being a little lazy in that it...

    Thanks Ian

    I am being a little lazy in that it is not a quick fix. I wanted to be able to remove the handle, pack it with epoxy to take up the gaps and continue on. If I get really keen I might...
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    MA I didn't explain the issue fully. The...

    MA

    I didn't explain the issue fully. The handle is loose in the slot in that I can move it a couple of mm. However the handle is captivated and I think it slides into a cavity towards the rear....
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    The abutment was replaced and glued in place....

    The abutment was replaced and glued in place.
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    The blade was cleaned up a little and sharpened. Incidentally the blade is 2 1/2" wide.

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    The handle is slightly loose but...
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    One "Restored" Plane

    I started this thread for a number of reasons, no one of which individually could possibly justify the time spent, but collectively I thought it may be of interest.

    The first reason and the...
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    Picko The plane is coming up rather well. I...

    Picko

    The plane is coming up rather well. I think your cap screw should absolutely match your blade adjuster. No question about it.

    Regards
    Paul

    (Ahem.. That is primarily to slow you down a...
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    Matt Buddhism does not have a God and is more...

    Matt

    Buddhism does not have a God and is more akin to a philosophy: So I am told. The Dali Lama is possibly the closest (living) persona they have, but I fully expect he would utterly devastated...
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    The two hammers in the middle are the engineer's...

    The two hammers in the middle are the engineer's hammers or ball pein hammers. I would expect you to use these primarily and mainly the round ball. The hammer on the left is a planishing hammer and...
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    I have been a bit preoccupied with other chores...

    I have been a bit preoccupied with other chores of late including going to work, which seems to becoming a larger chore than I ever remember. However, I thought I should update a bit so people don't...
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    Ian It is difficult to argue with a time...

    Ian

    It is difficult to argue with a time saving device, particularly when your competitors are using such tools and bashing out ten to your one. I had an ancient uncle who was a cabinet maker,...
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    Hmmm. I added it to my watch list just out of...

    Hmmm. I added it to my watch list just out of curiosity. I have just been offered 20% off. :)

    Not for me, but looking more attractive for anybody stateside.

    Regards
    Paul

    Edit: Local pick...
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    Lance The Mary Rose is a fascinating subject...

    Lance

    The Mary Rose is a fascinating subject and has many facets. the skeletons were one of which I was not aware. I first was aware of the wreck when I saw the hand planes that I thought had been...
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    Woodified I was just checking to see if any...

    Woodified

    I was just checking to see if any new blood has entered the challenge and I noticed we had not heard much more from you. I wasn't sure if you were waiting for more terrible puns. I also...
  25. Clinton The second edition of The Tool Chest...

    Clinton

    The second edition of The Tool Chest of Benjamin Seaton contains the build of a replica toolbox as well as detailed drawings and dimensions of the original box for anybody wishing to...
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    MA I seem to recall that Sherlock Holmes, aka...

    MA

    I seem to recall that Sherlock Holmes, aka Conan Doyle (whose mentor was Prof Bell) stated that one of the characters in a novel was a ship's carpenter as he had a pronounced thickening of one...
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    Ian That is an interesting observation and as...

    Ian

    That is an interesting observation and as well as being very rewarding for you that your shop made planes are more comfortable and arguably better performers answers a question that I imagine...
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    Sticky: MA As Matt said, awesome! You may have to add...

    MA

    As Matt said, awesome! You may have to add some pine shavings, but I feel sure you are allowed to add those.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Phil What an amazing display. Right at the end...

    Phil

    What an amazing display. Right at the end of the video I spotted the train doing laps too!

    Regards
    Paul
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    Gotcha. :wink: However, I may be about...

    Gotcha.

    :wink:

    However, I may be about 15mins late.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Just out of interest I went looking for the...

    Just out of interest I went looking for the difference between O1 and O2 steel. As Sheets alluded to, they are very similar with the primary difference being that O1 has a small amount of tungsten in...
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    MA Forest Red Gum ( sometimes called Blue Gum...

    MA

    Forest Red Gum ( sometimes called Blue Gum up in QLD just to add to the confusion) is E. tereticornis while River Red Gum is E. camaldulensis. There is also Blakely's Red Gum, E. blakelyi. Your...
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    Good question and I don't really know other than...

    Good question and I don't really know other than most of that material in the chart is used on components rather than blade tooling and as such was probably selected for strength rather than edge...
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    Sheets Are the JP planes always used with a...

    Sheets

    Are the JP planes always used with a pull action or can they either pull or push?

    Regards
    Paul
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    Ian Those planes are so cute. Leanne was very...

    Ian

    Those planes are so cute. Leanne was very impressed with your mini planes last time we visited and is no less impressed with these latest models. I am hoping she will put in an order for one,...
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    Absolutely, but you will be required to provide...

    Absolutely, but you will be required to provide your own safety harness.

    :wink:

    Regards
    Paul
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    Matt It is good you are able to return fully...

    Matt

    It is good you are able to return fully to work. I will be most interested to see how your plane comes up for a number of reasons. It is looking "promising" to put it euphemistically.
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    Ok. So my master plan is to go straight to the...

    Ok. So my master plan is to go straight to the tenth plane I make thereby circumventing all the potential mistakes and vastly increasing my skill level without spending wasteful time on the...
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    Welcome back Rob. I know you have been...

    Welcome back Rob. I know you have been preoccupied of late, but if you are up for a little light recreation, could I draw your attention to these threads?

    The basic concept:

    2020-2021 Plane...
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    jpdv Returning to the original question, much...

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    Returning to the original question, much depends on the criteria and the budget. As an example of this, I had to devise a minimalist tool kit for my carpenter son living overseas at the time...
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    Sticky: Phil I have bought some moulding knives and...

    Phil

    I have bought some moulding knives and planer blades for a similar purpose. I was anticipating having to weld an "extension" piece to the top part of the blade for some applications....
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    Sticky: Phil How wide is the blade (front to back)? It...

    Phil

    How wide is the blade (front to back)? It will be OK if it is 100mm or larger. Also check to see if the cutting edge has an insert of different steel. Should be visible from an edge on...
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    Brad That mallet will actually be the subject...

    Brad

    That mallet will actually be the subject of a thread at some point in the future, but your thread has been "treated" to a sneek and exclusive preview :rolleyes: .

    I thought I had found the...
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    Absolutely Brad Don't be tempted to force it:...

    Absolutely Brad

    Don't be tempted to force it: Just go for the bigger hammer :).

    Otherwise this happens:

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    In principle the carbon steels are a balance...

    In principle the carbon steels are a balance between hardness, edge retention and sharpenabilility. If a blade comes for next to nothing we can probably live with sharpening it a little more...
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    Nope. I've changed my mind. The sharpening aspect...

    Nope. I've changed my mind. The sharpening aspect has become too difficult. I am going to resort to the devil drink instead.

    Regards
    Paul

    PS: It's still an alright plane. I suppose.

    PPS: Is...
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    Matt Now we're talking. Go the "Body." That is...

    Matt

    Now we're talking. Go the "Body." That is an 'elle of a plane and coming up a treat. I do so love the contrast of brass and steel blended into one. On looks alone I think that style of plane...
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    Hmmmm. Time frame? Daylight saving? S*?t! ...

    Hmmmm. Time frame? Daylight saving?

    S*?t!

    Regards
    Paul
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    Something is wrong with the connection. I was the...

    Something is wrong with the connection. I was the only one there but I see several other regulars are browsing. Same thing for you?

    Regards
    Paul
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    Bob It is good to see the mock up and I will...

    Bob

    It is good to see the mock up and I will be at least partially going down that path.

    I think you do need more room for shaving removal/clearance. although exactly how much is the big...
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