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hi all

After about 5 months of ownership, I finally flattened the soles of a Stanley #7 (1.5mm concave :shock: :shock: ) and a Stanley #6 yesterday.

Today? MY ARMS ACHE!!!!!!! Aaaarrggghhhhhhhhhhhhh :twisted:


Glad I got that off my chest :wink:

At least they both cut pretty nicely now
 

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Well Tony,
I sympathise with you! Good thing you don't have to plane all the hard maple that goes through my shop, you'd really get those triceps working!
:wink:

Frank D.
 

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Sheesh Frank!!! :shock: :shock:
Gotta introduce you to a bandsaw, fella! :?
 
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Philly":1urygpfv said:
Tony
Any hints for non-aching members with metal bananas?
Cheers
Philly :D
My BIG tip is to use RS components website!!

Yep, they have wet 'n' dry for sale at around £22 +vat for 50 sheets. Use it with thin oil (e.g. camelia). I only go to 120 grit for a plane sole.

http://rswww.com/cgi-bin/bv/browse/...ID=ukie&3287724445=3287724445&stockNo=4845908

I stick them onto a surface plate for smaller planes up to a #5. For the #6 and #7 I stick them onto a peice of kitchen worktop that was in the garage when we bought the house.

With hindsight, I should have bought some beer and invited 4 or 5 mates aroound for the afternoon :wink:
 

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Philly":1w4h9vub said:
Any hints for non-aching members with metal bananas?
Yes, for goodness sake use the proper tools!

1. A surface plate
2. Engineer's blue
3. Files
4. Engineering scrapers

You can substantially reduce time with 3 and 4 If you have a long belt sander

Truly, to remove such a large amount of metal (1.5mm gap under a straight edge!!) using wet and dry for the whole job is pure masochism.
 

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Mmmm... fluffy shavings... 8)

That's all. No great insights. Just needed to pause and drool for a moment. Move along, nothing to see here. :roll:

CSM Abrasives do 50 sheets of 120g for £20.65 and 50 mixed for £22.14 including VAT... :oops:

Cheers, Alf
 
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waterhead37":2bzdt8jf said:
Truly, to remove such a large amount of metal (1.5mm gap under a straight edge!!) using wet and dry for the whole job is pure masochism.
I'm not that stupid chris. :p

Despite evidence to the contrary :?

I started off with a linisher (like a stationary, upside down belt sander) running 80 grit paper to bring it approximately flat before wet and dry time
 

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Tony":3k4wv65f said:
I'm not that stupid chris. :p
Thank God for that! I was beginning to despair at the state of education in our universities having already given up on our schools! :roll:

I guess it was a senior moment - not remembering you had already explained this :cry: The trouble is I can't remember to take the pills. :roll: :roll: :oops:
 
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I know exactly how you feel Tony. I've had an old Stanley No.4 sitting on the top shelf of my workshop for a couple of years that my Dad gave me (got to keep it somewhere out of the way of the power tools). Whenever I tried to use it I just ended up putting it back on the top shelf out of frustration. To cut a long story short - read about scary sharp, bought glass, bought different papers, spraymount, spent most of today on No.4 and a block plane I do use and all the chisels - sore arms, flat (well near enough so far) sole - scaaaary sharp chisels - curly shavings all over floor - No.4 now got new home lower down!

Col.
 

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welcome to the Dark side Col...

:wink:

btw... if you see Alf headin youe way with the grease gun... RUN..!!!!! it's nae too late...


<note to self... think he'll buy that..?? :shock: >

:lol:
 
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Is this the start? That space on the top shelf - what will I fill it with? A power tool? Hyperventilating - breathe into paper bag, lets not get carried away here.... Then again, would save electricity, be able to hear the radio, and those curly shavings smelt really nice - finish smoother than the proverbial baby's, better than my portable planer. What am I saying? :shock:

Cheers,
Col
 

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Col

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.

I'm sorry for shouting, but I needed to snap you out of that mildly hypnotic state as quickly as possible.

Cheers
Neil
 

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Tsk. Poor, Neil. So used to having to shout to be heard over the tailed demons... :roll: :wink:

Cheers, Alf

P.S. Revert to the hypnotised state and smell the shavings, Col. You know it makes sense. :lol:
 
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