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271326 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2020‑06‑24 something new
Well, I'm incorrigible, and there can be no doubt

Imagine a spokeshave shaped body with a full plane blade in it.
Many years ago I came across a tool base. Never saw another like it. I 
am pretty sure it was a one-off invention someone had. Probably a cooper 
of course haahaha
My guess is, it was conceived to be a swift....
or downright, plucker, cooper's shave

If it ever worked it was missing parts when I met it.
And truly, just between you 'n me, I suspect it never worked.

So I tossed it into the corner and totally forgot about it for years. 
Not that you ever did anything like that I'm sure, lol

One day on a wild hair I decided to make it work.
I quickly found out why it had been hard to get going originally.
I decided to mount an old Stanley plane frog to it, to hold the blade 
and provide adjustments. Only it didn't want to go, at all! I had to 
alter the frog pretty seriously and make a block to get it to mount 
securely, at the proper angle.

Then of course, no normal chipbreaker would work. A regular wouldn't 
reach and a transitional was too long.
So I "moved the slot" on a regular chipbreaker.
With the thick aftermarket blade the adjuster wasn't catching well 
anyway, so I made my added lug thicker.
I silver soldered (brazed) the lug in place and cleaned it up.

For a lever cap I chose a transitional cap and cut it down a bit.

With a quick blade sharpen and a trial, it was working!!

Now, to get a bit of lipstick on the girl.
I have nothing against good ol black. But this is a tool nobody ever 
made before, so I totally got to choose.
I do love a good polished candy apple red!
Transitional lever caps were originally painted black. nothing wrong 
with that. But this was a special.
So I lightly sandblasted it clean, filed and polished the edges and 
smoothed up the little bow in the leading edge. Then I cold blued it. 
Its hard to see in the pic but cold blue doesn't work on cast iron the 
same as steel or copper or brass. It gives a dark color but its also 
iridescent sort of like color case hardening. I hope you can see it 
because I really love the way it looks.


Here's how I "moved the slot"
I filed it open and made a lug to fill the space
Due to the thick blade there was a lot of slop in the adjuster so I made 
the lug overlap the chipbreaker, and also much thicker to grip the adjuster
   Its silver soldered on (brazed)


Bye bye


   yours scott

    Scott Grandstaff
    Box 409 Happy Camp, Ca  96039
271327 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2020‑06‑24 Re: something new

Stanley went  whole different direction with their 11 and 11-1/2 planes.  They
re-designedthe depth mechanism which resulted in a poor connection to the blade,
and their was, apparently, frequent breakage as things slammed around.  Yous
looks great, and sturdy.  Next time use metalflake.

Ed Minch
271328 "yorkshireman@y..." <yorkshireman@y...> 2020‑06‑24 Re: something new
Totall Madness

Totally Scott.  

A thing of real beauty and grace, with added utiity.  

I just wish I had the same degree of skill.  My hat is doffed.  

Richard Wilson
Yorkshireman Galoot, 
 in Northumberland
271329 Patrick Olguin <paddychulo@g...> 2020‑06‑24 Re: something new
That is friggin (can we say friggin?) amazing. Beautiful, practical, and
imaginative. What if there were a video of it in use? Standing ovation, my
incorrigible man.


On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 10:33 PM scott grandstaff 
271330 Timothy J Pendleton <tpendleton@g...> 2020‑06‑24 Re: something new
On June 24, 2020, at 1:33 AM, scott grandstaff  wrote:

>Well, I'm incorrigible, and there can be no doubt
>Imagine a spokeshave shaped body with a full plane blade in it.

Sweet!  That thing is going 90MPH (144.81 Kilometer Thingies Per Hour, Jeff). :)

271332 Kirk Eppler 2020‑06‑24 Re: something new
On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 4:54 AM Ed Minch  wrote:

>   Next time use metalflake.
> Ed Minch
> > On Jun 24, 2020, at 1:32 AM, scott grandstaff 
> wrote:
> > > http://users.snowcrest.net/kitty/sgrandstaff/images/oldtools/swift7.jpg<
> > <http://users.snowcrest.net/kitty/sgrandstaff/images/oldtools/swift7.jpg>
> >
> >   yours scott
> -

  I was going to comment that the red was a very nice touch, but Metal
Flake Red, that would have been the cherry on top.

Well done, as always Scott.
Kirk Eppler in HMB, CA, who has only gotten as far as spraying paint on
projects, nothing that intricate.
271333 Dragon List <dragon01list@g...> 2020‑06‑24 Re: something new
does anyone else think it screams for pinstriping?  over the metal flake,
of course, maybe some nice gold...or black.

tasty, scott.
felton, ca

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 11:51 AM Kirk Eppler via OldTools <
oldtools@s...> wrote:
271335 Peter McBride <peter_mcbride@b...> 2020‑06‑25 Re: something new
I never fail to be amazed at what you come up with!

In Main Ridge VIC AUST.
271336 Michael Suwczinsky <nicknaylo@g...> 2020‑06‑25 Re: something new
Yes! Gold pinstripes!

Well done Scott.


> On 24-Jun-20 3:32 PM, scott grandstaff wrote:
> > Well, I'm incorrigible, and there can be no doubt
> >
> > Imagine a spokeshave shaped body with a full plane blade in it.
> --

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