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Re: Norris Vs. Stanley ()

david weaver
But what type of wood is it in that plane? It's handsomely done, of course.

The route you took is probably the sensible route for anyone wanting a good performing infill on the cheap - I see basket cases with decent metal parts for about $100 on ebay sometimes, and you can pretty quickly sink $100 into the metal on a plane if you use tool steel and brass, and a guy with no ability to knurl will not make a tasteful cap iron screw, even though you can make a brass screw with a wood lathe. Much more sensible to buy the metal parts.

I'm struggling a little bit right now to find a good infill material for a *good* plane. I realize there are a lot of acceptable materials, but I intend to build the plane I should've built when I started making infills, and I don't want to put vinyl seats in a mercedes.

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