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30-04-2018, 16:11   #121
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Ah rats, the Dublin Flea was last weekend when I could have gone if I'd known it existed Thanks MB, I'll head into it next time to take a peek. I do need to get a #7 or #8 for flattening the benchtop and I'd be paying €17 in postage alone from ebay.
couple of lads selling planes at the dublin flea yesterday - i think i spotted about six bailey planes in total, and probably enough working parts between them for about three or four functional machines.
i picked up a 4 1/2 with one screw missing for €8 - a little surface rust, but in working order.
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30-04-2018, 16:25   #122
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Nice one. I've gone and bought all the planes I need now though
(I refuse to class a record #02 as a "plane I need" )
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Ive just notice that the link on the previous page to my vintage tools list is not correct
This link should work ok.
https://www.adverts.ie/member/727864/ads

Fine preloved hand tools for woodwork, blacksmithing and stone work
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Hows it going.
I’m making keyrings as ‘wedding favours’. Going to slice a branch and burn a logo onto the slice.
I’m wondering where I might get a custom made branding iron of the logo I want?
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Hows it going.
I’m making keyrings as ‘wedding favours’. Going to slice a branch and burn a logo onto the slice.
I’m wondering where I might get a custom made branding iron of the logo I want?
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29-11-2019, 21:19   #126
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-10% this weekend on Quangsheng planes from www.workshopheaven.com

I was too quick to dismiss this gear as chinese copies, likely to be nice looking rubbish.

Got hands on with some Quangsheng, Luban and Juuma planes (all made by QS Tools) and have been rather impressed by all of them.

Anyway, thought I'd mention it in case any of ye are looking for Santa Letter stuff.

I got a Luban 102 from them a good few weeks back and proceeded to debrand it. It's a smashing little plane. Very nicely made and looks perfect after I removed the ugly logo. For €60 plus postage, it's a great alternative to the desirable Lie Nielsen for about half the price.
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-10% this

I got a Luban 102 from them a good few weeks back and proceeded to debrand it. It's a smashing little plane. Very nicely made and looks perfect after I removed the ugly logo. For €60 plus postage, it's a great alternative to the desirable Lie Nielsen for about half the price.
Looks like great value for money; I've got some LN planes myself so I'd like to check this one out. Would you mind putting up a photo of your "debadged" plane? I presume a Dremel was called into action?
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Took those pictures at the time. They're not great, but you can get an idea from them. I buffed the ridged bits at the toe and heel smooth and along the top of the cheeks. Only takes a couple of minutes. All the bright parts have since dulled down nicely. I like it anyway.
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Lovely job, well wear!
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I pulled the trigger on the Luban apron plane, it arrived today. It's a very nice plane indeed, good materials, well machined and put together. I have a Veritas equivalent bought in Celtic Tiger times, not fair to compare them (completely different- cast iron body, adjustment yoke mechanism and lateral adjustment) but the Luban would not be out of place in its company. The logo is awful but I'm half afraid to attempt to remove it. I have a small cold chisel (6mm) which I thought might do a quick job on removing most of the material- but it's a gamble! I don't have a 6" buffing wheel, is that what you used?
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I pulled the trigger on the Luban apron plane, it arrived today. It's a very nice plane indeed, good materials, well machined and put together. I have a Veritas equivalent bought in Celtic Tiger times, not fair to compare them (completely different- cast iron body, adjustment yoke mechanism and lateral adjustment) but the Luban would not be out of place in its company. The logo is awful but I'm half afraid to attempt to remove it. I have a small cold chisel (6mm) which I thought might do a quick job on removing most of the material- but it's a gamble! I don't have a 6" buffing wheel, is that what you used?
Good man, I think they're great value really. I've a few Veritas planes myself and while the Luban's not quite up there with them, it really is a fine little tool for a fairly inoffensive price compared to some of the alternatives.

I just used a small carving burr 'ball' in a dremel for the one on the body, in front of the adjuster (not the worst place if you wanted to leave it anyway) and for the one on the lever cap I just used a smooth cut half round file and a dowel with 240-400 grit paper to smooth it out, then some emery paper and finally a bit of Autosol and a scotchbrite pad. Sounds like more effort than it took really. I like tipping away at stuff when I'm working through a series on Netflix or the likes.

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Like this



The magnifying led lamp might not be necessary but it's dead handy for that sort of thing and for sharpening the really small toothed saws, soldering etc.

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And here, for comparison


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Thank you very much, just the info I need. I think I have some of those burrs rattling around in a box somewhere. Appreciate it!
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@imakebiodesle I sent you a PM re your Adverts listings. I'm a woodwork noob in need of tools!
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