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I have said much of what I wanted to say in my blog regarding this plane. Suffice to say it has been something I have been meaning to build for a long time. My thanks to a few dear people who always inspire me. Shana and Div.
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#1 posted 02-17-2011 06:00 PM
Hello Toolchap,Now that’s a project that you could have entered into the Joinery Contest!! Looks really well done. How many hours did it take you? I hope that you have also signed and dated it for future reference. Good craftsmanship!!
-- John, British Columbia, Canada
#2 posted 02-17-2011 06:04 PM
Thank you Druid. I get so immersed that I lose track of time. My guess would be about 40 hours in total.
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#3 posted 02-17-2011 06:45 PM
WAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUThis is about the most beautiful plane I have seen!I love it!!!You really have a talent there, I am really impressed in every way.Beautiful work, beautiful wood, beautiful matals, beautiful shapes, beautiful combination, beautiful pipe.So you have one heck of a big star here.Best thoughts,Mads
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
#4 posted 02-17-2011 06:47 PM
I will order one as soon as I win the lottery!Perhaps I have to play then…Smiles,Mads
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#5 posted 02-17-2011 06:53 PM
This is worthy of being in a collection of fine handmade tools. This is a beautiful tool and you did a masterful job on it. It would have been nice to show a couple of curls from this tool in the picture.
Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
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#6 posted 02-17-2011 06:59 PM
How did you cut the dovetails? amazing little tool.
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#7 posted 02-17-2011 07:27 PM
That is very nice, congratulations and thank you for sharing. What wood did you use?
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#8 posted 02-17-2011 07:30 PM
so you are finished with it now waaauuu….................it looks beautyfull, but where is the obligue paperthin crisp shavings :-)or does it still need a little fettling as every new tools congrat´s with it , I hope it will serve you and future generations well very well done
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#9 posted 02-17-2011 07:46 PM
Excelent plane very well done
-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --
#10 posted 02-17-2011 08:15 PM
Thank you Mafe, perhaps a quiet invitation to you to make something similar for yourself. I know that is lies within your ability. So much better doing it yourself than affording someone else’s version. Bearpie, the shavings are the easiest thing in the world though I did not think of doing that. I know that you will believe me when I say that already in half form, it was planing.B13. The tails are cut with a Metabo slimline disc(in the old days I used a hacksaw but time is moving away from me) once the bulk of the waste is removed, I use jewellers files and tight fit. Being dovetails on curves, they are a slightly different challenge and one has to force concentration away from the logic of the eye.Steven B. The wood is African Blackwood (Dalbergia menaloxylyn) Rosewood family and incredibly stable.Dennis…and a smile. The only fettling was the honing of the blade. She and her father understood each other from her conception.Steliart….thank you.
#11 posted 02-17-2011 08:16 PM
I was back to enjoy.I love the back handle solution.Best thoughts,Mads
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#12 posted 02-17-2011 08:41 PM
You mean I played a tiiiiiiiiiiny role in the creation of this work of art? I am highly honored and humbled my brother! Please stay the IMC, it shows so brilliantly!!!
-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."
#13 posted 02-17-2011 08:57 PM
IMC? What is that?
#14 posted 02-17-2011 09:00 PM
You are getting old. Memory? Inflexible Master Craftsman!
#15 posted 02-17-2011 09:02 PM
I’ll leave the “Master” to others more deserving. But thanks Div.
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