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    Steve Clardy Guest

    LN's Anniversary Bronze 4.5

    Last edited by Steve Clardy; 08-06-2008 at 07:53 PM.

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    Steve,
    Waiting for mine also. I was told it would be before Christmas.

    Brian

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    Boy that sure is a good looking tool, I'd almost be afraid to use it, almost

    What is the advantage of the Bronze casting over the usual iron castings?

    Is it just looks, or is there a performance gain?

    Just curious.

    Cheers!

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    Actually Stu, the Bronze has a reduced friction coefficient of .0000548 and that coupled with the orientation of the bronze cellular matrix in the sole in relation to the direction of the work applied makes the effort required to move the plane in a linear direction just about the same.

    I really have no clue. Just wanted to post.


    Congrats Steve, those are very sexy looking planes.
    Thanks, Mark.

    Custom Bonehead.

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    stu, the biggest plus is weight, bronze is heaver than castiron, also looks they`re just pretty......tod
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    Steve, did you go and buy 3 of those babes?

    Ken

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    I don't like you anymore.




    [only kiddin']

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    Steve, I like the way you think. I was considering buying one for too long. By the time I convinced my cheap old self that it might just make sense to buy one, they were all spoken for. And I don't think you'll have to wait 100 years for them to be worth more.
    Best wishes,
    Ken

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    Sweeeet! Definitely a collector, shines so bright I couldn't see the wood to work it!

    Now Steve, you gotta figure some way to get Tom to sign the planes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    What is the advantage of the Bronze casting over the usual iron castings?
    Not everyone considers the bronze to be better, and many people report getting more dark marks on their wood when using one than when using ductile iron.

    In the case with the bronze and cocobolo, the color coordination is spectacular, to me anyway. Not enough to have ordered one, but they look great.

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