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more infill weights
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David Weaver
* spiers panel - 2 1/2 wide, 13.75" long - 6 lbs, 14 oz

* Ironmonger casted panel - looks professionally made, but I think the casting was purchased from a hardware store - 2 3/8" wide (odd size), 14.25" long - 7 lbs, 3 oz

* Norris #13 panel - 15.5" long - 8 lbs, 8 oz, 2 1/2" wide

smoothers:
norris 13 - 2.25" wide - 4 lbs, 11 oz
slater coffin smoother - 2.25" wide - 4 lbs, 3 oz

all planes are rosewood infill

As a comparison, I also have a marples 4 1/2 sized plane. It seems heavier than the bailey types (subjective) and similar to bedrock (bedrocks being odd where some seemingly have no extra weight over bailey and others do - maybe it's an era thing)

marples 4 1/2 - 2 3/8" wide - 4 lbs, 14 oz

For anyone who has never shopped for planes in england, 4 1/2s are everywhere. Not uncommon to find a 4 1/2 on ebay there a couple of years ago for $30 equivalent (costs another $40 to ship one over here, though).

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Light vs Heavy planes
Re: Light vs Heavy planes
I like tools from Brooklyn
Re: I like tools from Brooklyn *NM*
Infills in the UK
I'm glad you commented.
Weight Comparison
more infill weights
Re: more infill weights
initial fitting...
one more follow-up comment.
Re: one more follow-up comment.
rosewood
Re: rosewood
Re: more infill weights
now there is a pearl of wisdom
Re: I'm glad you commented.
what I've found...
Re: what I've found...
Re: Calling BS
Re: Calling BS
Re: Can't argue
Re: Calling BS
by the early 19th century
Re: by the early 19th century
It's not offered as ball court...
Re: It's not offered as ball court...
I'm guessing on parts here...
I miss Todd Hughes' contributions too *NM*
Re: Calling BS
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I think we're agreeing...
Re: I think we're agreeing...
Re: Me too
Wood isn't indefinitely stable, either
Re: Facts, not assertions
Re: Facts, not assertions
I haven't seen it....
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Truing Kanna
expanding on what jim said
Re: expanding on what jim said
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Coupla thoughts
different methods of lapping and the bump
Re: I haven't seen it....
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interesting that...
Note on a modern infill
konrad's planes...
new vs. old planes...
Re: Light vs Heavy planes
Turnover, newbies and FAQ
comment on teaching
If you get my drift...
finding out who to listen to...
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I agree...
Re: Same
Old history
Misprint?
Re: Misprint?
cultural thing...
Shops using mostly hand tools..
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Don felder's guitar...
Re: Light vs Heavy planes
Not a positive contribution to the discussion
Re: Light vs Heavy planes
Inertia and figured wood
Re: Jim, what is Osae-gani? *NM*
Osae-gani
Re: Osae-gani
Note on fitting
biases for the maker...
Re:wedge fitting
Re:wedge fitting
funny...
Re: funny...
At some point..
The experiment and conclusion are both confusing
Re: Heavy and light
another factor
If you're trimming furniture...
The best case for heavy planes...
Re: reframing the issue
Friction, and more
Re: reframing the issue
not the direction I went *PIC*
5 1/4
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