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Frank D.

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In an effort to reestablish the delicate balance of planes in the world, I just bought this Stanley 50 from a seller in England. I'm so happy!
I just saw Roy Underhill for the first time a few weeks ago and was amazed; I have since decided to use more hand tools, more often! I guess you guys (and gals) have something to do with it too.
So pardon me for this gloat, but I think I got a pretty good price, even when I calculate shipping. And now the plane world will start rotating on its axis once again!
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Frank D.":3pxbmdsh said:
So pardon me for this gloat, but I think I got a pretty good price, even when I calculate shipping.
Having looked at what you bought you definitely suck. :D
 

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Very nice, Frank. And of course it's all St Roy's fault. We bear no responsibility at all. No, sir. [-( :wink:

Cheers, Alf

Slip slidin' away...
 

Frank D.

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Of course it's not your fault Alf (if I start blaming you guys SWMBO will start giving me a hard time for spending time on the forums...)!
It just arrived today! I was so anxious to try it I just grabbed a piece of hard maple and without sharpening the blades (they weren't too bad but I can do a lot better) I made my first groove. Here it is:

It's as clean as if I'd used a router, and I didn't even mount the nickers. It took me about a minute, not bad for my first one, and it was surprisingly easy to push. I've heard people say that combination planes were meant for softwoods only, but now I know that's not true. I can't wait to sharpen the blades... I'll probably make a few more with different shapes.
 

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Frank

Nice buy and a good clean result, how far down the slope are you?
 

Frank D.

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Waka":2e2csiif said:
Frank

Nice buy and a good clean result, how far down the slope are you?
Thanks! Not far enough it seems, just as I thought things were bottoming out I've started accelerating again... :shock: :D
Chris, thanks for the tip, I won't bother trying it out for nothing. I had also read somewhere that some people trace the lines with a knife for a clean job...maybe on difficult woods, I guess I'll see when it happens.
 
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