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    Lookin good, I like the curvy style you have...

    Lookin good, I like the curvy style you have chosen.
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    Itís good for lubricating Matt while heís doing...

    Itís good for lubricating Matt while heís doing the polishing :D
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    Woo Hoo :2tsup: :2tsup: Sheís producin the goods...

    Woo Hoo :2tsup: :2tsup:
    Sheís producin the goods Matt. Good stuff mate.
    I know that feel of elation and relief when you see those shavings curling up through the mouth :U
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    Thanks for that Pete .

    Thanks for that Pete .
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    Thanks Peter. I assume itís finial twist, going...

    Thanks Peter. I assume itís finial twist, going by the looks?
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    A worthy addition to the collection Peter. Very...

    A worthy addition to the collection Peter. Very nice.

    I am intrigued by the hardware on the pen, do you know what it’s called ?
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    Itís for the ďBodyĒ, so it would be HOT :D

    Itís for the ďBodyĒ, so it would be HOT :D
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    Nice work, it’s looking good.

    Nice work, it’s looking good.
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    I am just happy to have finished, with a plane...

    I am just happy to have finished, with a plane that works :-
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    Lookin good Matt. Won’t be long till shavings,...

    Lookin good Matt. Won’t be long till shavings, wispy shavings :2tsup:
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    Putting your shed even partway underground on the...

    Putting your shed even partway underground on the Eastcoast of Queensland would be asking for trouble in the wet months. Our rainfall is in the 2 to 4 meter range per year. I have had close to 1...
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    I think I would get the arc welder out, pretty...

    I think I would get the arc welder out, pretty easy job to fill that hole and grind/sand it back flat. :)
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    Yes, there are times when lubrication is vital....

    Yes, there are times when lubrication is vital. :D
    I can only imagine the Body producing wispy fluffy shavings, there won’t be any dust around :U
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    This has been an interesting thread to follow. I...

    This has been an interesting thread to follow.
    I think it would be difficult to be totally one way or the other. I reckon 99.8% of people would fall somewhere between the 2. You just have to find...
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    Here are the comparison shots I promised. My...

    Here are the comparison shots I promised.
    My infill, HNT Smoother, and Turner #4 , which I believe is pretty much identical in size to a Stanley #4.
    The handle and blade look a bit crooked in the...
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    Here is the requested bottom shot :D I set the...

    Here is the requested bottom shot :D
    I set the blade flush with the sole, you can see the fine mouth.

    I also measured the HNT, it was 15 thou, compared my 3 thou on this plane.
    Maybe it could...
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    HI Gary, good to hear from you mate. I have...

    HI Gary, good to hear from you mate.
    I have possibly got a few bottom photos that wouldn’t get through :wink: .
    There was a few pics of the bottom of the sole after peening and cleaning up, but I...
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    Cheers Ian. When I started on this journey, I...

    Cheers Ian.
    When I started on this journey, I automatically went with a 60* bed angle, because I wanted to get the best finish off the tool as possible, on the most cranky, hard, and difficult to...
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    Well apparently you can’t have too many towels or...

    Well apparently you can’t have too many towels or tea towels, so I won’t try and discourage you from getting another one Paul :rolleyes::) . But there shouldn’t be any throwing of such said linen,...
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    I tried to get shots of the fiddleback Wattle,...

    I tried to get shots of the fiddleback Wattle, the pics look a bit flat. Almost need a video to show the 3D effect.
    But I am very happy with the finish I am getting straight off the plane.
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    And the Pine Money Shots :cool: 490157 0.03mm...

    And the Pine Money Shots :cool:
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    0.03mm ( 0.00118") I am happy with that. I did get thinner ones, but they weren't full width.
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    I went back down to the shed once it had cooled...

    I went back down to the shed once it had cooled down a bit, and put a coat of Ubeaut Traditional wax on the entire plane ( except the blade )
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    I noticed this posted on the wall in one of the...

    I noticed this posted on the wall in one of the sheds that I sometimes swing my spanners in.
    Thought it would be fitting to be posted in this thread, so I snuck a photo of it :wink:
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    Relax.........................and take a deep...

    Relax.........................and take a deep breath.......................................now repeat after me,
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    I gave the plane a longer workout on a few bits...

    I gave the plane a longer workout on a few bits of timber, the mouth was still clogging up with shavings. Got some feeler gauges and I couldnít get a 0.0015Ē strip in, all the way across. I got a...
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    Oh, ok, I took it literally, and answered so :U...

    Oh, ok, I took it literally, and answered so :U
    Thats ok though, as it’s a good thing to review your own work .
    I am in two minds with the lever cap, yes it’s good to be able to remove it quickly...
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    Well, I am still not entirely finished on this...

    Well, I am still not entirely finished on this one yet. I still want to polish the sides, and put some wax on the woodwork. Oh, and I noticed in the photos that the brass screw could do with some...
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    As to the name for my plane, I am happy to go...

    As to the name for my plane, I am happy to go with whatever is decided.
    Mr Authority, and The Rock have already been put forward. Any other suggestions ?

    I got the letter punches out this...
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    Thanks Paul. Just measured with the Lufkin tape...

    Thanks Paul.
    Just measured with the Lufkin tape measure that was on the lounge room floor.
    230mm long, by about 56.5mm wide at the widest spot, which is at the mouth, and 130mm high at the top of...
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    When I was getting the camera out of the cabinet...

    When I was getting the camera out of the cabinet to take the pics of the plane , I spotted this Rock Wallaby beside the house. So I put on the 50-150 Sigma lens, snapped the Wallaby, then used the...
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    Well I'm still waiting for the tablecloth to get...

    Well I'm still waiting for the tablecloth to get back from the drycleaners, so you just get the old floorboards again for now :rolleyes:

    I got a bit more filing, sanding, and polishing done on the...
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    Yeah,it will be good to be at the finished stage,...

    Yeah,it will be good to be at the finished stage, then I can just sit back and watch the rest of the field doing their thing .
    There may, or may not be a tablecloth present when I take my next lot...
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    Well it looks like I will have some spare time on...

    Well it looks like I will have some spare time on my next lot of days off to finish my plane.
    I reckon by next weekend I should be done .
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    Sticky: I too think we need to give as many as we can,...

    I too think we need to give as many as we can, the opportunity to produce a finished plane.
    I am supportive of an extension.
    A realistic timeframe needs to be set, maybe all entrants need to be...
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    Your photos are showing for me. I much prefer to...

    Your photos are showing for me. I much prefer to see the photos loaded onto the forum like this, I very rarely will click on a link to view pics.

    Those chisels are looking good.
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    well, Iíll be standing on my morals, the...

    well, Iíll be standing on my morals, the tablecloth wonít be going on the floor.
    It will be a different story when I move on to the presentation table, there may happen to be a tablecloth on there :D
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    Luckily I used the verandah floor to take these...

    Luckily I used the verandah floor to take these photos, everyone knows you donít put the good tablecloth on the floor, so I think I am safe this time.
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    Cheers Ian. I was very pleased when it took nice...

    Cheers Ian. I was very pleased when it took nice shavings on the first trial run.
    I suspect the mouth is still too small, I had to withdraw the blade a couple of times to clear blockages, I might...
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    I got a few assorted sizes in one of...

    I got a few assorted sizes in one of Thumbsuckerís plane blade group buys . Check out the thread here if you have time to do some reading,...
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    Yeah DIDO, Field Service Diesel Fitter. After a...

    Yeah DIDO, Field Service Diesel Fitter.
    After a 12.5 hr shift in the heat out there, a shower, a feed, a quick beer and a phone call, itís lights out for me. I think Iím better off leaving it at...
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    And some square format photos I took for my...

    And some square format photos I took for my Instagram acc.
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    I kept a bit of time spare this afternoon to get...

    I kept a bit of time spare this afternoon to get the plane a bit more finished off. I didnt get time to finish shaping the lever cap, or the blade.
    Hopefully I will get the chance next week, but it...
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    Both good advice above. Buying one of this type...

    Both good advice above. Buying one of this type of lathe will only give you headaches.
    Look for one with a common size spindle thread, so you can buy adapters, and make sure itís got a Morse taper...
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    I fettled the end of the lever cap where it now...

    I fettled the end of the lever cap where it now makes full contact with the blade when tightened.
    Gave the blade a quick flatten and sharpen on the diamond stones, and then the water stones, it was...
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    I got a proper brass screw made this morning, I...

    I got a proper brass screw made this morning, I am leaving it as is for now. Might change it later to put an inset Ironwood button if I have time later.

    Looks a bit better than Matts new bolt,...
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    Yes, flaring out the tube ends is a problem. What I do to overcome the problem, is use the bushes in the ends, but put these between the centres, turn the majority of the blank off like this, until I...
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    I agree with the others on the possibility of...

    I agree with the others on the possibility of getting some outside help for those who need it to get over some of the hurdles. I think every chance has to be given to get as many over the line, it...
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    Sweet!!! Nice one mate. Definitely one for a...

    Sweet!!!
    Nice one mate. Definitely one for a Coca Cola collector.
    I take it that the dark side on the timber is from the syrup soaking into the wood ?
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    I am happy with how the lever cap has gone Matt....

    I am happy with how the lever cap has gone Matt. With the slot shaped with a bit of dogleg on it it works perfectly. I still have to refine the shape a bit more, but it would work fine the way it is...
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    Looking good Darren. Good to see you back posting.

    Looking good Darren. Good to see you back posting.
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