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Hi Terry, payment has been sent. I'm looking forward to using another of your great planes. I recently liberated one of your Cooktown Ironwood block planes with tool steel iron from the USA where it had sat unused in its box for a number of years. Showing it to one of my mates I was immediately met with ridicule for buying a wooden plane, which surely couldn't be as good as a steel or iron plane. I then quickly reset the blade and took to a cranky piece of Pink Ivory. So, without a single pass on the honing stone and completely unknown history the little block plane started shaving wispy curls off the 2 x 2 block of wood. One end had some tiny tear out so I reversed the iron and scraped the surface down to a superb burnished finish. I then applied a little Organoil burnishing oil to half of the finished surface and passed it to my sceptical mate who could barely believe his eyes that it hadn't been finished with 1200 grit sandpaper. Mission complete. I can't wait to see how it goes after I give it a sharpen up. So be proud of another great plane and 2 total converts to your excellent tools. I'll certainly be back for more as my miserable service disability pension allows. Who needs food? Regards Geoff Williams