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    Spiers number 1...blinged

    About how much time did you have in producing the plane sole? Did you resort to any power tools for any parts of the process? Thanks in advance! T.
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    Spiers number 1...blinged

    Beautiful plane! You should be doing this commercially!
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    Spiers number 1...blinged

    If the gaps really bother you, why not do a repair that is reversible (or at least will not cause further potential degradation? Some expoxies will match to color of the plane body quite well. JB Weld has an aluminum colored one, that comes to mind. Mix up, fill the voids and lightly scrub...
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    Paramo Vices

    I believe in Scott Landis's book on workbenches he included a bit of a discussion of Paramo vises. If I remember correctly, he stated the company was founded by former employees of Record, describing them as almost copies of the latter, except with far more hand finishing. I can't recall...
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    Clifton needs to make a router plane

    The tooling cost for a router similar to the Walke-Moore tool, would be very high, for casting and associated parts. It is a lovely product, but to produce, it would have to be a labor of love. In other words, quite risky. However, to do a fully machined product on a CNC, would be more cost...
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    Clifton needs to make a router plane

    Like the old Preston rectangular router...
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    Making a brass infill plane (Hattori Hanzo, DP)

    I believe similar files can be had, under the name "Iwasaki". A number of woodworking resellers handle them, as well as Amazon. On Amazon, there are many Chinese knock-offs of the Japanese "Dragon" rasp. I bought one, maybe $10 USD, and it works superbly, like a 13 grain Auriou.
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    Works similar to the spruce available here in the states! Sanding is not a solution, as it gums paper readily. Sold as "construction lumber". What other screen names does "Seb" use?
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    ...and McDonalds lowered the temperature of their coffee.
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    Mickey D's! And the customer prevailed!
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    I'm not sure how it is in the UK, but in the States, we live in a very litigious society. Half of TV commercials are attorneys "fishing" for clients for class action lawsuits, with their spiel beginning "...you deserve..." (other half of commercials are drug companies". As a manufacturer...
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    I capitalized God, and was posted with reverence, referring to my birth name instead of a screen name.
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    Gave me a name and my chums have given a raft of other names, most not safe to post.
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    I use my God given name. At least one forum in the states requires that. The upside is you would not post anything that you wouldn't say to a person's face. The downside is you would not post anything that you wouldn't say to a person's face. I'm puzzled by this Sebastian goomer changing his...
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    It is getting hard to follow this thread, without a written scorecard (said in jest), but there are bits of truth in every post. Maybe Eshmiel hit on it best of all, with his phrase "...unsharp plane blades...". Venturing into any endeavor requires a bit of instruction, whether your teacher is...
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    No easy solution and we're talking about a very small percentage of purchasers of new tools. What lead Sebastian to this forum in the first place? Before purchasing the Woodriver plane, how much did he know about handplanes? Wht isn't he contributing to this discussion?
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    I own a powder metal part manufacturing business (metaltech-pm.com), making parts for new cars. Besides the PM process, I have in-house tool making and five CNC machining centers. Though I deal with the likes of Ford, Honda, etc, with repeat orders, a great deal of support is needed. For the...
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    I'm referring to rank beginners, as the OP was, and I'm suggesting an optional upcharge. I've been at this longer than many here have been alive, but I can still see how some just entering this hobby, could be frustrated at being incapable of making a shaving. Instead, I'm suggesting giving...
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    Would also have merit to new handplane users as to what to expect from new tools. Might not be a bad idea for an upcharge, for tool dealers to hone blades, do a basic set-up of the chipbreaker, take a few shavings and include said shavings in the package. In any case new users need to be...
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    Chipped edges on new planes and do new planes need sharpening before use?

    Woodworking vendors are generally tops! You guys across the pond have many, as we do here in the states. Most new to our hobby or profession need a helping hand, and my hat is off to all many of you have offered!
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