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Thread: like new, in the box, Norris A5 smoother

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    like new, in the box, Norris A5 smoother

    this ebay UK item looks to be in exception condition.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Norris-London-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Current bid 311 Pounds......... ................ $605..........

    Naw............ shipping would kill me
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    That's a beauty for sure. A closed handled smoothing plane. Was just looking at these http://www.holteyplanes.com/ yesterday. Holtey modeled some of his planes on Norris

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    Gee wiz, that Norris is nice, but those Holtey planes.............

    Thanks for the link Alex, those are really unreal
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    Geez, about 3 yrs ago, I bought a MiniMax 15" combo Jointer/Planer for less than half of what One of those Holtey planes cost. Kinda makes a Lie Nielsen look like something from the Five & Dime store, (pricewise at least). I've got to say that they are Beautiful though, but I don't know if I could EVER make myself use it to actually shave wood.
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    infills are an urge i`ve been fighting for years ........ya` ain`t making it any easier rick!
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    Wow! Betcha that one goes up a bit too (didn't follow the link, picture's enough for me!). I forget the name for the finish on the sides, any machinists want to help? Dad used to do that to rifle bolts.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Downey View Post
    Wow! Betcha that one goes up a bit too (didn't follow the link, picture's enough for me!). I forget the name for the finish on the sides, any machinists want to help? Dad used to do that to rifle bolts.

    John
    I know of two names it goes by. Engine turning or jeweling...

    It is rather easy if a bit time consuming to do.

    Here is a great example of engine turning on a large scale, the Spirit of St Louis
    http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~eamonn/et/et.htm


    Garry
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    After taking another look at the picture here I didn't go to Ebay it might be frosting which is hand applied by a scraper. I can't tell it the spots are circular or not. If circular it's the engine turning or jeweling. where if it is more random then it would be the scrapeing (frosting).

    There is a good example of frosting here...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_scraper

    Garry again....
    Last edited by Garry Foster; 03-20-2007 at 02:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Reid View Post
    That's a beauty for sure. A closed handled smoothing plane. Was just looking at these http://www.holteyplanes.com/ yesterday. Holtey modeled some of his planes on Norris
    Thanks Alex. That funny L () symbol had me bamboozled but I just figgered it out.

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    Looks like a later added picture (some rust or discoloration on opposite side) had an effect on the final sale price - ~$2k
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