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There are times at the end of a project where one feels exhausted. This is one of them. Having finally done it, I can appreciate the journey but say that it was taxing in so many ways.
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falconer plow plane
falconer plough plane
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circular plough plane
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#1 posted 10-04-2011 05:20 PM
That is absolutely stunning. Did you happen to take any in process pictures? I would love to see some if you did.
-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/
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#2 posted 10-04-2011 06:33 PM
If you made everything from scratch, you are truly talented! I made a living as a welder and fabricator and can really appreciate the work and skill you put into this. I hope you charged an arm and a leg for this one! This is a work of art and should be treasured as such and put to work with loving care! My hats’ off to you!
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
#3 posted 10-04-2011 07:10 PM
Toolchap: Sorry, I had not seen the other post with the process pics. Thanks.
Bearpie: Take a look at all the other ones he has posted. They are all up to that standard. Absolutely gorgeous.
#4 posted 10-04-2011 07:13 PM
Thank you both so much. David, I am bad at taking in-process pics but I think there are one or two. If I have your e-mail adress, I will post them. Erwin, the only two parts I did not make are the depth adjuster (Which had to be adapted), and the blade. The rest is made from scratch.
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#5 posted 10-04-2011 10:43 PM
-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)
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#6 posted 10-04-2011 10:44 PM
Wow, intricate and beautiful! I assume functionally flawless too. Good build!
-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)
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#7 posted 10-05-2011 07:09 AM
bows I don’t have the beautiful words that you have to describe this, all I can say is wow.
-- What man is a man who does not try to make the world around him better.
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#8 posted 10-06-2011 12:22 PM
That is absolutly fantastic.I am really impressed, you have made a tool that will live for ever, I have no doubt it will be in use or end up in a museum in the future.Fantastic work, sit down and be really proud, you deserve it.Best thoughts,Mads
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
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#9 posted 10-06-2011 06:37 PM
-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one
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#10 posted 10-06-2011 07:01 PM
You, my friend, are an animal of gargantuan proportions! It’s beyond what I expected and I expected a lot! I don’t know how you managed to capture the Old World look in a new tool. I could go on and on for paragraphs here but suffice it to say, it’s a masterpiece. In awe, Al.
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog
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#11 posted 10-06-2011 07:25 PM
That is a KEEPER on so many levels. Seriously good job.
-- David in Damascus, MD
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#12 posted 10-06-2011 10:03 PM
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov
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#13 posted 08-05-2012 04:55 PM
These are very rare little puppies and so often shrouded in mystery. Well done your plow is fantastic !!!How did you form the rounded ends of the sprung fence which holds the pins to secure to the ornate arms ?Do you bend that or is it a tube welded on ?Great piece of work. If you get a spare 5 minutes would you make me one please ?Very best wishes,toolspud.
#14 posted 08-05-2012 05:28 PM
I am chuckling at Toolspud’s “Five minutes”. I tried heating and forming the ends of the sprung fence but it failed a few times in my attempts to get it precise. I was using the steel from a 100+ year old saw-blade so was running out of options by the time I decided to machine them precisely and silver-solder them on. I am glad you enjoyed it though and thanks for the message Toolspud, much appreciated.
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#15 posted 08-05-2012 05:35 PM
Absolutely stunning, a definite favorite, thanks for posting.
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