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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:39 am 
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Happy New Year everyone. I just posted a little video on how I make my mini-planes. It provides a pretty good idea on how to make one for yourself if you like. Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:12 am 
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Thanks for the video Stephen. My brother gave me one of your planes for Christmas and it is just a wonderful tool. I should be ready to put it to use by the end of the week.

It is really cool to see how you go about making them. I’ll send him a link to this video so he can see what he sprung for. Usually no one has any idea what I’m really asking for with the guitar tools. laughing6-hehe

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:16 am 
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Nice video! Thanks for making it and posting it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:23 am 
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These are great little tools. I have used mine for more things than I ever thought I would. Thanks for doing these for us.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:37 pm 
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Very cool! Mine is one of my favorite tools. Worth far more than its price tag. And batch producing them like that is a great efficiency compared to each of us making our own, so many thanks for being the one to do it [:Y:]


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:16 pm 
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Nice presentation!

For anyone newbie to heat treating, it is generally frowned on to quench steel in oil that is within a plastic container. In this case the metal pieces are very small. With larger pieces the oil regularly catches on file which can melt the contained, and napalm your surroundings.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:24 pm 
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Thank you for all the nice replies everyone. I agree about the plastic bucket and would use something else if I were doing larger items. The fire issue is a non factor with my process and the small size of my blade blanks.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:54 pm 
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Cool video. Thanks for taking the time to make it. Love your planes. The two I have are some of my most used tools.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:57 pm 
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Got one last year. WELL worth the price.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:20 pm 
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Hey Stephen,

Today the plane you sent arrived. Thanks a lot. That is a small piece of art!
And your great video will make me give it a try next weekend. A japanese blade 12mm wide is already on its way to my doorstep. [:Y:]


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:30 pm 
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Thanks again everyone!

Christoph, You post gave me the idea of selling just the blades for folks who want to make their own mini-plane. I will add a paypal button to the website soon. Have fun making your plane and if you have any questions please ask away.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:32 pm 
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Stephen Boone wrote:
Thanks again everyone!

Christoph, You post gave me the idea of selling just the blades for folks who want to make their own mini-plane. I will add a paypal button to the website soon. Have fun making your plane and if you have any questions please ask away.


Stephen,
It is a great idea to just sell the blades. I bought that japanese blade from THE most renowned supplier of fine tools in Germany. It was Euro 25.00 or USD 32.50. So the blade wasn't cheap. But what I got was crooked and needed 2 hours of attention.
Your blades on the other hand are highest quality, very well sharpened and a joy to work with. The blades alone are worth the price of your planes!

Way to go! [:Y:]


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:04 am 
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Nice video and a great looking plane. Only problem is now it has me thinking about getting a forge beehive


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:47 pm 
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I purchased the forge on ebay for a couple hundred bucks. If you are thinking of making your own edge tools it is a bargain. It is up to temperature in about five minutes and takes much less propane to operate than I thought it would. The construction is quite simple and you could make your own forge but you will have to source the insulation and the special brick inside to have it like mine. I make a lot of plane irons, knives, and chisels with mine. O1 tool steel is pretty cheap and easy to work with.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:08 pm 
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Thank you so much for showing us your process! I now have no excuse to buy an Ibex. I'll back up the suggestion to sell your irons as well. [:Y:]


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:45 pm 
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Thank you very much Ian.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 3:53 pm 
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Hey Brother, could you re-up the vid or post the link of where I can check it out? I'm just getting a big black box on your post... I'd love to check out your vid!

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 4:00 pm 
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Nevermind, got it! My son turned off all the embedded video options...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:46 am 
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great vid. i want to find some 01 tool steel now. ..
so i was wondering, is the forge absolutely necessary for the hardening and tempering? could a blowtorch work? if not, would you be willing to sell any rough blades that have only been tempered...? i have a nice water cooled grinder, and to me making the blade would be the fun part !


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:20 am 
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Making the blade is indeed the fun part but it is a lot of grinding for sure. Yes, any heat source capable of reaching 1450-1500 degrees and holding that temp for a few minutes of soak is fine. I made my first few with oxy-acetylene. It was more expensive to use and it is easy to make the steel too hot but with slow heat application it is no problem. I like to quench when the color of the steel is just starting to turn from red to orange.

Good Luck!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:14 pm 
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And your website is?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:56 pm 
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Hello Pete,

www.booneguitars.com

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Nice video! What kind of tool steel (AMS ?) do you use for your blades? Also, how many days does it take to make a batch of planes from start to finish?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:12 am 
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I still love both my Boone planes. The two bevels are good additions. I may have to upgrade!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:50 pm 
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Thank you Mike!

Dean,

I use o-1 tool steel for my blades. It takes a couple of days to make a batch.

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