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Old 07-14-2011, 03:15 AM
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Default Fred's Latest Plane

Fred's latest plane, well.......at least that I know of

8" long, 1.875 wide iron, body is 410 stainless, Macassar Ebony wooden bits.

Ron
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:25 AM
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That is a real honey Ron!
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:26 AM
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Beautiful Ron! That new milling machine setup does beautiful work!

Of course the operator is everything!

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Old 07-14-2011, 07:21 AM
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Beautiful combination of materials, Ron.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:22 PM
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Wow! Now I'm finally getting jealous.
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Gentlefolk,

Three days ago, I received this beautiful plane from Ron. It is so beautiful and works just as well as it looks. Last night I used it on some Tasmanian Myrtle for two hours and it was a joy to use. It is just slightly bigger than the Lie-Nielsen number 3. Like the LN the sole is 8 inches long but the 812-50S is 2 5/16" across and where the bronze LN weighs 4 lbs the 812-50S weighs 4 lbs 4 ozs. The LN is also bedded at 45 degrees whereas Ron's is 50 degrees. To be fair you can buy a 50 or 55 degree frog for the number 3. However, there are several things that I favor in Ron's plane over a LN or LV plane aside from the fact that it is made by Ron. First, when Ron makes a plane is tolerances are phenomenal tight much more so than you will ever get with a mass produced plane even if they are as high quality as LN or LV. Secondly, Ron's planes are truly ready out of the box and finally they are works of art imbued with the heart and soul of the maker. You will never go wrong getting a plane from Ron plus he may be one of the nicest guys in the world although Jameel, Konrad, Bob and Raney sure give him a run for his money.

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Fred I'm glad you're enjoying the plane. The bedding plate in this plane is integrated into the body of the plane permanently and this creates in essence a torsion box type configuration. This makes for an incredibly rigid plane body and bedding surfaces that are spot on, and of course there's also the corrosion resistance of the 410 stainless steel. The lever cap in this tool is of the same design that I use in my infill planes, mate that with a .210 thick high carbon iron and you've got a plane where when in use, nothing moves but the shaving (and of course the plane down the board).

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Fred I'm glad you're enjoying the plane. The bedding plate in this plane is integrated into the body of the plane permanently and this creates in essence a torsion box type configuration. This makes for an incredibly rigid plane body and bedding surfaces that are spot on, and of course there's also the corrosion resistance of the 410 stainless steel. The lever cap in this tool is of the same design that I use in my infill planes, mate that with a .210 thick high carbon iron and you've got a plane where when in use, nothing moves but the shaving (and of course the plane down the board).

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Ron,

Thank you very much as I have to say that my way was just not working. I was holding the plane and then running the board across the sole.

Fred
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Ron,

Thank you very much as I have to say that my way was just not working. I was holding the plane and then running the board across the sole.

Fred
Fred,

I know you're joking, but that's actually very effective when working with small parts. Sometimes I hold the plane in my hand, othertimes I clamp it downside-up in my vise.
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Fred,

I know you're joking, but that's actually very effective when working with small parts. Sometimes I hold the plane in my hand, othertimes I clamp it downside-up in my vise.

Chris,

I was strictly joking but I too have run little pieces holding the plane in my hand. However, I have never clamped it so I will have to try it. Do you have a particular plane that works better for you this way?

Fred
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