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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 08-01-2020 06:30 PM

Steve had a brisk biz going, and sold a lot of planes quickly, then disappeared. In good condition I imagine they could appreciate in value, but a trip to Ebay would tell you for sure. He was a great guy, and had a lot of followers, wishing him well. He was the little guy of many little guys making tools. I hope he is doing well.

As for the blades he did them himself, bought sheets of raw steel, used a coal fired forge, and poured his own. IIRC most of the planes used a common blade, might have been bedded differently.

Validation source is an old Rex Mill page. scroll down to Back Yard Heat Treating Oven

https://www.rexmill.com/planes101/shops/knight/knight.html#

This FWW piece he said that he started using Ron Hock blades, but then he switched to making his own.

https://www.finewoodworking.com/2010/10/28/interview-with-plane-maker-steve-knight

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