2013 year end shop made plane swap.

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Blog entry by Don W posted 07-07-2013 12:14 PM 1810 reads 2 times favorited 53 comments Add to Favorites Watch

sorry about the confusion guys, I’ve moved this to the Hand tools forumn.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 07-07-2013 01:03 PM

I’m scared to say it but, I’m in!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#2 posted 07-07-2013 01:48 PM

Count me in…but change my vote to a hovercraft!

The more I think about the time frame, I like q 4 months…plenty of time for a build. Opening mallets at Christmas last year was very cool, but look at the extra 25 package load we placed on poor USPS. :) just kidding…

Since I have a minor in math, and don’t get to use it much on the goat farm, I’ll volunteer to divide 12 months into equally spaced time frames if needed. LOL

Dec31, Apr30, Aug31, or
Oct31, Feb28, June30

I really fear 6 months is too much time between swaps…too easy to get excited now and sign up…but forget later.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 07-07-2013 03:10 PM

I am in whenever, and for whatever. Thanks for taking the lead.

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#4 posted 07-07-2013 03:15 PM

Darn you guys…I swore I would participate in the next swap, and then yall go and raise the bar to PLANE MAKING??? Arg…who wants a mallet?

-- Jason K

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#5 posted 07-07-2013 03:18 PM

Seems weird that this is a blog instead of a forum… I figured we’d just keep using the “shop made tool swap” thread, since it’s generic.

Either way, I guess I’m in…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist -

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#6 posted 07-07-2013 03:36 PM

I’m in!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 07-07-2013 04:09 PM

Don’t have the excuse of my shop being tore apart this time. Count me in.

Jason….quit wussing out. Think of it as a jig for a chisel;-)

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#8 posted 07-07-2013 04:16 PM

Way to call me out Red…that may be the tactic I need to actually participate this time!

I assume regardless of the type of plane being built, the iron should be sourced first and everything built around its dimensions?

-- Jason K

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#9 posted 07-07-2013 04:32 PM

Alright guys and gals, you are going to need iron for those planes. Don asked if maybe I could do something for the build, my reply was most definately.

The irons I sell are high carbon O1 tool steel, 1/4” thick and 3.5” long. They are precision heat treated to Rc60-62. Available widths are 1 1/2” and 2”. Thick iron without a chipbreaker, so no need to relieve the ramp to accommodate a screw head.

If you order a “half-ashed” blade from my site and put “plane swap” in the comments of your order, I will send the blade with the primary bevel already ground and a sandblasted finish. All you would then need do is a quick final honing.

Be Good

-- Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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#10 posted 07-07-2013 04:54 PM

I’ll give it a shot, I’m in.

-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer

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#11 posted 07-07-2013 05:01 PM

im most definitely in!!!!!!!!!!! I love plane making!!!!

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#12 posted 07-07-2013 05:04 PM

I am in!

It may not be on the same level as some of the others in here, but I promise I will do my best and it will be there before the deadline.

-- Derec

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#13 posted 07-07-2013 05:20 PM

I’m in. I need a good target date for getting my CNC up and cutting real pieces :). I’ll have to see what I can work up for this.

Edit: Are we limiting this to wood bodied planes, or is anything fair game?

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#14 posted 07-07-2013 05:24 PM

I’m in. C’mon, Jason, if I can try this, so can you.

Rhett, thanks for that offer, I will definitely be taking you up on it.

-- "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Abraham Lincoln

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Don W

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#15 posted 07-07-2013 05:42 PM

Mauricio, you are right, it should have been a forum topic. I spaced out. To late now.

for those thinking its above your expertise, its not. Jump in, you’ll get all the help you need. Lots of pro’ s around more than willing to help.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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