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    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    What!

    No dovetails!

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    Well, I suppose that i could just use this from my model shipwights tool box.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    What I liked about it was the duplication of the handles... At that size your hands would have to be 'very' tiny.

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    Any boxcutter that falls conveniently to my hand (I have several, all painted orange) serves to sharpen my pencils just fine thanks.

    I'm amazed though that some folks have both the equipment and the time to take on making stuff like that tiny plane to such a high standard of finish.
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    Wow!!! That is beautiful work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp_clark View Post
    Any boxcutter that falls conveniently to my hand (I have several, all painted orange) serves to sharpen my pencils just fine thanks.

    I'm amazed though that some folks have both the equipment and the time to take on making stuff like that tiny plane to such a high standard of finish.
    Make, they are both marketed online.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp_clark View Post
    Any boxcutter that falls conveniently to my hand (I have several, all painted orange) serves to sharpen my pencils just fine thanks.

    I'm amazed though that some folks have both the equipment and the time to take on making stuff like that tiny plane to such a high standard of finish.
    Not much for equipment needed, but you do need patience. I made a small 1/2” blade brass plane for bow making (little smaller than the second one nick pictured) and it was a fun little project. Sharpening blades for small little planes gets tedious.

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    Veritas do a whole range of miniatures. I guess for modellers. About 50-60 each. Full functionality.










    Even a sweet mini honing jig...

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    Any plane at hand does it.

    Just turn it bottom up and pull the pencil toward you.

    Which in turn raises the question have the Japanese a "push" one I ask their adherents

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    Useful for fiddly things. The bull nose rarely gets used but it can be nice for things where using a chisel could be awkward since you can fit it in your hand easily. The spoke shaves are great though. Easy to do things you might use sandpaper for without making sawdust. Convenient for sitting on the couch watching a movie and having something to work with.

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    The Veritas "miniatures" are primarily collectables. No question, they are working miniatures, but if you really plan to use them, a Stanley #101 Modeler's Plane, with or without a "squirrel tail," is the way to go. The Veritas miniature knobs and totes are too small to be of any real usefulness.





    The modern Stanley 12-101 equivalent:



    As for pencil sharpeners, you can't go wrong with the old standby for seven to ten bucks:



    Those bronze spoke shaves were made in the US by a small shop for years, but are no longer made. They are highly sought-after. Good luck trying to find a set. They are really great for small work and, again, unlike the Veritas, ergonomically designed. Which isn't to say the Veritas miniatures aren't cute collectables, but... just sayin'.

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    Do you recall who made the spoke shaves? I picked the set with a wooden box up off ebay not too long ago for a song. They've been used a good deal, but it doesn't seem like anyone ever took the time to set them up properly. Still need to clean them up some more and fix the set screws.

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    St James Bay Tool Co. made something very similar, if not exactly those spokeshaves.

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    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    About 265 worth, may be more as the bun is in better condition.
    https://www.toolbazaar.co.uk/shop/we...nel-plane.html
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I used to pitch up at Bermondsey next to a highly respected , indeed even famous in his field, tool dealer.
    It was lust at first sight, and I often went 'wow, thats a neat scriber- caliper- tenon saw- spokeshave, whatever, that I could and would have used but he rarely sold anything to to anyone who was going to use it. Reflected in the prices, that meant us guys couldn't get near. Like buying a Knucklehead and hanging it on the wall in your docklands flat.
    If ya ain't gonna use/ride it , sell it to someone who will . Hands up all those who disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Pearson View Post
    Veritas do a whole range of miniatures. I guess for modellers. About 50-60 each. Full functionality.










    Even a sweet mini honing jig...

    Honing jigs that run on the stone are to be deplored.

    As you will appreciate, this is a tool gloat in reference to a rare Stanley item, the #200.

    I’ve only ever seen two, one belonged to my woodwork teacher and the other was in a well known old tool dealer’s shop in Needham Market.

    Until I bought it.

    However…

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-S...-127632-2357-0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    Honing jigs that run on the stone are to be deplored.

    As you will appreciate, this is a tool gloat in reference to a rare Stanley item, the #200.

    I’ve only ever seen two, one belonged to my woodwork teacher and the other was in a well known old tool dealer’s shop in Needham Market.

    Until I bought it.

    However…

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-S...-127632-2357-0
    Stanley you say?
    I have two of these

    one adjusted to fit older plane irons with the narrower slot. Guarantee the correct angled every time.

    The guides that I have for chisels and other plane cutters are more of a faff.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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