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    The Brese Small Smoother Kit - WIP

    Ron Brese offers a version of Holtey's S11 small smoother as a kit. He provides a complete steel shell (precisely machined), and you add the infill.



    This is a work in progress of my construction of the infill. It should have been a very simple task, however a custom modification of the bed angle meant that the design needed to be refined. This is the documentation of what I have done.

    All observations and comments are welcomed.

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolRev...ootherKit.html

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I don't know too much about hand planes but I did enjoy the detailed process. Thanks.

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    Derek,

    Enjoyed the step-by-step (or close to it) process. I'd seen the kit and wondered how hard it might be to do it proud. Guess now we all know the answer to that.

    Thanks again for detailing the operations for the rest of us. Look forward to seeing your finished project.

    Regards,
    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

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    Making an infill plane, either from a kit or from scratch is one of the things on my "to do" list.

    Thanks for such a thorough documentation of the process, and I look forwad to see the final result.
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Some psychologist could write a book about the psyche of the plane aficionado.
    I just don't get it.
    But, beautiful work and masterfully accomplished.

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    Fine work Derek. I'm looking forward to the rest. I had the opportunity to try one of Ron Brese's planes last March. What a wonderful thing it is!

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    thanks for postin derek,, and frank its like yu turners and your lathes its just something inside that makes you tick.. just like your reinactment trips..
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    Thanks for the post Derek. Toni its on my to do list too. But that list is getting so long

    Hey Derek how about you add yourself to the map we dont have a pin in Australia for the forum. Go on there mate.

    Link to the map..
    cheers

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    That is some beautiful work there Derek Would love to do something like that.
    Jay

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    Great looking project so far, Derek. The detailed narrative is well done, and the quality of your work illustrates your love of the 'art' involved.
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