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Woodworking vacation tidbits #3: Got my planes today!

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 2226 days ago 1055 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I finally have a really good tool gloat. I ordered these planes from Lie Nielson while I was at Kelly’s school.

This is the 62 low angle jack plane.

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This is the plane that I’ve really looked forward to getting. It’s the 102 iron low angle block plane.

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This plane is small, light, but sturdy. The best thing though is that it fits my hand very nicely.

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When you have small hands and do small projects, it’s nice to find a good quality tool that works for you. I’m looking forward to making some shavings with my new toys.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!



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Al Navas

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#1 posted 2226 days ago

Betsy,

I want to look at these beauties, but the links are broken… :-(

Edit to add: Am I the only one who cannot view the images?

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2226 days ago

Betsy,

These are two beautiful planes. You have every right to be excited about them.

How about sharing a review of these when you have time to play with them.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 2226 days ago

those are beautiful planes! thanks for the post!

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WayneC

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#4 posted 2226 days ago

Cool. I got a LN-62 this week as well Betsy. I cannot wait until this weekend to play with it.

Al, I can see the photos.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Betsy

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#5 posted 2226 days ago

Thanks guys, I’ve been playing a little with them. They are SWEEEEEETTTT. Right out of the box, shavings galore.

Wayne – you are going to have fun.

I really think the 102 is going to fill my needs for doing miniature stuff. Can’t wait for the weekend. I’m still not able to get in the machine shop much because of medication, etc. and even though I’m having a lot of shoulder pain, etc. these planes came at a good time. The little one will see some work this weekend doing a few miniatures. I want to see if I can make a really, really small box with a lift lid.

Will let you all know how they work!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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WayneC

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#6 posted 2226 days ago

Please post a review when you get a chance. The 102 has been on my shopping list. I have the larger standard and low angle block planes and they are great. Been thinking it would be nice to have a 102 as well.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Dorje

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#7 posted 2226 days ago

Both of those planes are a pleasure to use! You’re gonna be very pleased with yourself. Heck I just found out in a recent post of Wayne's that you can use the 62 as a scraper plane by adding a blade ground at 90 degrees (which LN carries)...

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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GaryK

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#8 posted 2226 days ago

Pretty nice! Now the fun starts!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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WayneC

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#9 posted 2226 days ago

Thinking about it, this might be the perfect pair of starter planes.

The LN-62 with a spare blade or two can be used for rough work, jointing to some degree, smoothing, scraping and shooting. Matched with the low angle block plane, most needs can be met. Perhaps a shoulder plane would be next on the list.

I would think there could be an argument made between the 60 1/2 and the 102. With the adjustable mouth, the 60 1/2 may be a bit more versatile. The 102 may be easier to use for some people. I’ve not actually used one. Hmmm. Woodcraft is on my way home tonight….lol

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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johnjoiner

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#10 posted 2226 days ago

Nice gloat, Betsy.

I’m especially envious of the 62.

-- johnjoiner

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Al Navas

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#11 posted 2225 days ago

Betsy,

I can see the photos now – I know you will enjoy using these planes!

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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Betsy

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#12 posted 2225 days ago

Thanks all. I can’t wait to use them on a proper project. Will let you know how it goes.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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