New Rasp and reworked mill tooth plane

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    ray steele Administrator

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    Just received notice that I will have 70 pcs. of the 14" Preffered " hoof planer available for sale 1st week of July 2015. Orders will be limited to 2 pieces per order @ $54.00 each. another 500 should be ready by Sept. 2015. at which time I should be able to send 5 or 6 pieces per order.

    Ray
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    ray steele Administrator

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    Alex,

    any further/final comments bout that mill tooth?

    thanks

    Ray
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    david a hall Moderator

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    Still going Ray, it's in my box at the min, use the smooth side for forward dressing....
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    ray steele Administrator

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    David,

    let me know when you feel that you have squeezed the last breath out of it please.

    A new batch of 70 pcs is due in today or tomorrow, not enough that i can lift the 2 pcs. per order but expecting 500 pcs, within a few weeks, with another 500 to follow, at that time I will be able to supply in greater quantities per order, and to think about some bulk pricing if users are interested.

    Thanks

    Ray
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    ray steele Administrator

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    Ok,

    I now have a small inventory of "Preffered" 14 inch mill tooth built up so that I feel I can offer some quantity sales. response has been very good over all.

    If interested ,send a check
    Ray Steele
    521 Main Rd.
    Gill MA 01354

    or call 413 863 2443


    1 to 11 pcs. @ $54.00 ea. fob Gill MA.

    12 pcs. @$54.00 ea./ $648.00 pre paid delivered to USA address

    24 pcs@$49.00 ea . /$1176.00 pre paid delivered to USA address

    50 pcs@ $46.50 ea./ $2350.00 pre paid delivered USA address

    Pferd Hoof Plane is also available @ $68.18 ea. or $328.25/ box of 5 pcs. fob Gill MA

    prices are subject to change as always and tax will be added if applicable!

    Delivery will be via US Post Office Priority Mail with delivery expected to your door step 2 to 4 working days after being entered to the PO. Since the Large shipping box will be used there will/may be room for some more items,180 cc tips,belts etc. in the box, which will travel at no additional postage but may require additional insurance.


    Ray
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    ray steele Administrator

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    Well,

    504 pcs of Preffered hoof planer arrived by air on July 27th and are still waiting to get thru customs so that they can be honed, approx. guess is 1 week and they should be released!

    Ray
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    I would like to try a couple more now that feet have turned to rocks here
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    ray steele Administrator

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    Michael,

    they leave in tomorrow s mail.

    please let me/us know how they work for you

    usually this time of year the hooves in this area have turned very hard ,but not this year, while dry,the dew and relative humidity have kept the feet quite pliable and growing !

    thanks

    ray
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    ray steele Administrator

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    Had a short conversation with Michael Allen yesterday, to summarize, the fine side of the "Preffered" is clogging on the very dry hooves, I hope he 'll give a better explanation here when he has time.

    As I stated before the hooves have not hardened around here so I can t really put the "Preffered"to that test, the one that I started with sometime ago is still chugging along, but I thought bout changing it out,

    Everyone else has either not let me know results or have been very satisfied,

    another 504, have arrived, and are sharpened, seems the pipeline has opened.

    Ray
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    ray steele Administrator

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    of the 504, some 432 have unacceptable burrs bout 72 are in very good stead after a 2nd honing, if folk wonder why these things are expensive.................... do the math...

    ray
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    I started with the second one. I got one foot done. It was clogging on both sides. I decided to put it up until feet get softer. However I did think I noticed a large bur where the brake is on th course side.
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    brian robertson Active Member

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    Ray, help me understand this. You have to be physically involved in the manufacturing process of these plains? The blanks are not meeting minimum standards? why bother?
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    ray steele Administrator

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    Brian,

    not sure if I can help you understand, course I could never make my mother understand why I would do that "dirty" outdated job of shoeing horses a, among other things.

    These mill tooth are a tough item to make, a real challenge to any engineer or metal worker, probably why they are relatively new to this market, not to say that the mill tooth is a new type of file, it s been round along time. Being a specialty file, it s application to the horses hoof is relatively new. I think it will be worth the extra effort.
    Manufacturing is not always, have an idea, put it to a machine, sell out, .......I think it ll come.

    Ray
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    brian robertson Active Member

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    You are a good guy, Ray. We probably don't know half the work you do behind the scenes.
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    Tom Bloomer Well-Known Member

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    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    I really like the course side of the plane. It removes a ton of hoof and leaves a smooth finish. It's chattery when bevelling the edge of the hoof. Using less pressure helps of course. I also have been less than impressed with the fine side.

    I have one word of caution. Treat them gently. I have broken three, in three different ways. If memory serves I had about fifty trims on the one that lasted the longest and it was still cutting well.

    Regards


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    ray steele Administrator

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    The last load of mill tooths were very well accepted, after rejecting 600 pcs, I should have another 300 pcs available in the next week or 2

    Ray
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    brian robertson Active Member

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    what's this years prices?
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    ray steele Administrator

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    same as last year, see post 185, Brian, the factory has not changed to me so I can stay the same unless shipping or something goes up.

    ray
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    Just started with a brand new prefferred today. Love it. The design seems to have changed slightly on the smooth side. Its better than I remember. Sharp... not clogging. Had it on about 10 horses today and no changes. Reminds me of the original Pferd... almost.

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