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You do such nice work, Phil.
 

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Very well done. Does this plane get much daily use?
 

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Very nice, what type of steel did you use for the iron?
 

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Thank you, Gents!
The plane is used quite a lot - I use it to quickly flatten rough sawn timber. You'd be surprised how quickly you can remove stock with a plane like this.
The iron is made from some O1 tool steel. I heat treated it and tempered it myself - holds a keen edge!
Cheers
Phil
 

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Love the plane! I remember hearing something, somewhere, about you going over the heat treatment process (on your site somewhere?) - Have you put something together on that, or can you point to good resources?
 

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That's really pretty! I have a hard enough time figuring out how to use a plane properly, much less make one.
 

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Good looking plane and it sounds like it's very useful. jockmike
 

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Thanks for the references Wayne…
 

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Thanks again!
Dorje, there is some info on my moulding planes project on treating steel.
Best regards
Phil
 

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These planes are just great!
 

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Thanks so much for this tutorial Philip. I wanted a wooden plane without a chip breaker and this just fills the bill. after seeing some of your other planes I think your work is masterful. If I could afford it, I would surely purchase something from you, and I may yet. I am yearning for some really good handplanes, but since woodworking is a hobby for me and I don't sell anything, really good handplanes are something of a luxury. I'm sure you have a lot of very happy customers.
 

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Nice plane
 
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