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Blog entry by Cato posted 01-12-2011 02:16 PM 3331 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In an effort to augment my finishing tools beyond just using power tools, I have started to use my hand planes a little.

Most are inexpensive planes, so I decided to treat myself to a good quality overall usage plane and see how that will work for me.

This arrived the other day.

here it is out of the box ready for me to try out this weekend.



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mpmitche

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 02:26 PM

Very nice, I tried one of these at on of the hand tool events and was very impressed!

-- Mike, Western New York

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 07:29 PM

A great choice Cato. Did you get extra blades for different angles?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 07:37 PM

Nice I want to get one of these myself.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Cato

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 08:00 PM

Stefang, I did get an extra blade so that I could have one at standard bevel and put a slightly different profile on the other one.

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 08:08 PM

Hi Cato

I have the Veritas varient of this design with the extra irons. It makes a great shooting plane with the low angle iron and is very helpfull with the high angle one for smoothing highly figured wood. I find that with general smoothing the low angle iron can present problems not found with the standard 45 degree angle – depending on the wood. I recommend you expand your iron collection over time to take best advantage of the design.

Good luck and keep at expanding your hand tool skills.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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