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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

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

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