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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:35 pm 
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http://www.holteyplanes.com/blog/

I could read this blog for hours....

How gorgeous is this work!? I thought I'd check up on him as I was reading about how to make a Krenov plane in an old Fine Woodworking mag (issue 126 Oct 1997) This issue has both a "how to" make a plane and an article written by Jim himself... and if this article can't inspire you nothing will. Anyway, there is a pic in this mag of a Hotley infill plane ($$$$$$$) and I did some investigating and found this blog... in a word, it is AWESOME

Anyway, I also have a knuckledragger gloat or two coming in the future... one you may guess (it wouldn't sHOCK you anyway) but the other is a different matter all together (I won't give you any bull.... I'll shoulder the blame if you feel I'm giving too many hints... feel free to chisel away for more clues)
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Take care all, first correct answer gets a big ol' Lawrence "atta boy"
Lawrence


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How about a nice Clifton?

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You like plane makers blogs?

Are you familiar with these:

http://sauerandsteiner.com/news/

http://www.gabardiandson.com/ShopNotes/

http://philsville.blogspot.com/2007/02/ ... imple.html

http://www.billcarterwoodworkingplanemaker.co.uk/

http://www.andersonplanes.com/home.htm

http://www.breseplane.com/

http://www.dlbarrettandsons.com/currentworks.html

http://www.marcouplanes.co.nz/

http://hamlertools.blogspot.com/


There are, of course, many others. But here is the answer to one of your gloats I believe:

http://hocktools.wordpress.com/

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Well, turnpike got the clue (clif-ton spelled backwards is not filc... easy I know) Dan got the second one right as well but no pics until I receive and build the plane...

Anyway, here is my newest addition. A clifton 3-in-1 shoulder plane (it converts with an included bull nose into a bull nose plane, you can also remove the nose alltogether and it can be used as a chisel plane)

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I've got a little tuning to do to it (the iron back is in need of flattening and the inside of the body where the iron rests needs cleaning up a bit) but these shavings were made straight from the box (after a quick turn of the knob to expose the blade a bit of course) I tested it in a piece of scrap picture frame made of red oak and it cleaned up the (quite difficult to plane) red oak like it was butter....

Woodworker's supply is currently running a special on Clifton planes of around 20%-- this price made this plane cheaper new from them than one that sold on ebay recently (used)

I can certainly see using this on an upcoming project I'm doing with lots of tenons, and the quickness in which it cleaned up the little rabbet in the picture frame stock tells me how valuable it will be at cleaning up frames as well (I know I haven't posted pics, but I've made approximately 10 large picture frames over the last year or so for a friend of mine that sells them with local photos)

This tool was paid for with funds from my late Father in Law's estate as a "rememberance tool". My Father purchased a tool after my Grandfather passed away and every time he took that saw out to use it I can remember him telling stories about Grandpap.... this left an impression on me and I asked LOML if I could do the same in rememberance of her Father-- who was quite a special man. I wanted the tool to be a hand tool, English in origin, and be something that I would use in special situations-- this shoulder plane fit the bill perfectly. I don't need a tool to remind me of what a wonderful person he was, but I look forward to someday down the road picking up this exquisite tool to use and thinking of Grandad Ian and sharing some of the wonderful memories I have of him with MY two boys... Lawson and Ian

Lawrence


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Great score Lawrence! I didn't know WS was running a special on thoses.

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I love my Clifton #5 and my newly restored #400.(the baby brother of your plane). Set up well, the quality of the surface they leave has to be seen to be believed.

I've been eyeing up your plane for years but have never been able to justify the cost.

I think the idea of a rememberance tool is great. I only wish I'd thought of it myself... I've lost so many relations over the last few years I could have stocked a whole workshop :D

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