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newplane

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2350 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: hand plane hock blade brass infill

Hello friends, This is my first post after I have lurked for about a year ( I know I know its a long time, you can stone me later!) I have been in woodworking since 1996. I did however join the Army in 99 so my shop location to set up shop and work “The Wood” has been sparatic at times. Now to get to my point, I have been studying how to make infill plans and have read many articles and a couple books on the subject. I was wondering if anyone has brass stock that they would like to trade for hand tools or other tools I have in my shop ( I have just found out that I am going to be stationed in Germany again after I complete my Warrant Officer training). I am selling a lot of my shop off due to future space requirements. I am looking for 1/4 in stock if available or a quality hock blade as well. Sorry it has taken so long to get on board with you all, have a blessed day my friends.

Michael

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!


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rikkor

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#1 posted 2349 days ago

I wish I could help. I do want to thank you for your service, however.

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newplane

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#2 posted 2349 days ago

Thanks friend. Serving my country has been the best career for me.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 2349 days ago

I too thank you for your service to all of us who stay home. check with Phil Edwards of pull up Sauer and Steiner’s website. They are plane makers.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 2349 days ago

I’ve picked up some brass stock at a salvage yard that buys scrap metals. You might get lucky there. The only 1/4 brass I have I plan to do the same with it.

Good luck on your searching, and construction.

I friend of mine just completed his plane. It looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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newplane

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#5 posted 2347 days ago

Thanks guys, I am going to look local and see if I can find anything. Keep me in mind if you stumble on some. Have a blessed day.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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newplane

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#6 posted 2340 days ago

well friends I found a great place on the net that supplies brass and metal. Here is the link http://www.metalsdepot.com/ The cost of the brass for the sides and metal for the bottom only comes to 33.00. I am starting with a small hand plane that will be similar to one that was in shop notes. Here is that link http://www.shopnotes.com/issues/079/extras/brass-body-block-plane/ I am going to make my own lever cap out of brass that I have at the house. I am also going to dovetail the sides unlike the one in shop notes. It should be fun.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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