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Blog entry by Philip posted 528 days ago 1319 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Browsing this website can be addicting. I gotta say though, after nearly 10 months at a new job I have not been able to catch up on it as much as before. What I do have are some pictures and blog-catching up to do:
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So once upon a time looking at Mafe’s wonderful creations I came across this idea, and since I had some cheap-O drill bits I had to try.
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Cut the tail end off, can’t use that part…
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Cut the point off, can’t use that either…
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Time to grind them, have to dress the wheel a bit first.
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Go slowly and use plenty of water.
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Time to use the Tap and Die…well, just the die
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See the torch in the background, I forgot to mention you need to heat it up and let it cool first, otherwise you will not be able to do this…
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That is why Mads is so good at this…giving all the little details that can’t be missed!
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Clean them up a little bit. UH-OH! We have a problem…
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Turns out this won’t work great, it has a little groove and that will not do.
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I’m not going to cut my nice ones though…it was a good experiment. Now I just have to get Mads to post a companion blog on making the shoulder plane to go with it!
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This experiment has shown me that I will not be trying to make my own plane blades or anything like that. I will leave that to the professionals.

One of these days I will read all the instructions on formatting so these will be nice to read. In the meantime it is fuzzy pictures that are the wrong size half the time. Still working on those kinks…

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!



8 comments so far

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mafe

9484 posts in 1715 days


#1 posted 528 days ago

Laugh.
You are just wonderful.
It’s probaly why they say measure twice cut once…
I see however no reason for you to give up there! You made a wonderful job, just a little slip.
This is called learning and next time you need one it will be done fast since you have done it once.
What impress me the most how ever is the fact you are man enough to post your mistakes, this is a man of my heart.
Way to go, never stop.
Best thoughts and thank you for your kind words,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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stefang

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#2 posted 528 days ago

Win a few, lose a few Phillip. I hope you will try this again after the shock from your experiment wears off. It was looking really good.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Philip

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#3 posted 528 days ago

Always an inspiration my friend!

I may try it again, one day…

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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mafe

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#4 posted 528 days ago

;-) smiles.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 528 days ago

dont give up just yet – just cut the blades a little more so you won’t have that groove in them (cut it to the hole line)

nice work.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Philip

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#6 posted 527 days ago

Of course I need to post the link so people can learn how to do it right… ;-)
Original Post

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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mafe

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#7 posted 527 days ago

I will have to make the plane soon…
I have all the parts made, so acually there are no excuse.
Smiles here,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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KOVA

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#8 posted 524 days ago

BIEN HECHO PHILIP!!!!!!
PORQUÉ NO TE VAS A ATREVER A HACERLO?????
SI EL MAESTRO TE SUPERVISA DESDE SU BUNKER ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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