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AESamuel

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Here's a little router plane I've been making over the past week or so.
It's brass and mild steel brazed together (big thanks to Phil Pascoe for the consumables for that) with a salvaged thumbscrew, and a small router plane blade from veritas. It measures 75x50x30mm.
All the shaping was done with a hacksaw and hand files! (boy that was a lot of filing...)


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Lovely job, great work!!

Are the pieces pinned together as well or just brazed ?
 

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That looks good and very useful as well. What sort of heat did you need to do the brazing?
 

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Tom.D":2t85msq0 said:
Lovely job, great work!!

Are the pieces pinned together as well or just brazed ?
Thankyou! They are just brazed. I did think about putting a couple of pins in but I did a test braze with two pieces of mild steel and only a 5mm wide butt joint, a hammer wouldn't separate that so I don't think I'll bother!

AndyT":2t85msq0 said:
That looks good and very useful as well. What sort of heat did you need to do the brazing?
I made a small hearth with some vermiculite boards, kept it as small as possible while still fitting the piece in. Even then I still needed to use two handheld butane torches to get the piece hot enough before the flux exhausted itself! If I do anything like this again in the future I'll probably invest in a MAPP torch!
 

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That looks absolutely beautiful! Due to your attention to detail and its simplicity of design a true work of art.
Never heard of MAPP torches. I have a big green cylinder of propane gas for my BBQ. Would a MAPP torch link onto that?
 

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Phil Pascoe":3sz91hya said:
Mapp is the gas, not specifically the torch.
Ah, of of course! Not seen the MAPP abbreviation before but have heard of acetylene. Thanks Phil.
 
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