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Blog entry by Geologist posted 05-08-2009 10:17 PM 805 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey LJs!!!

I am sooo excited right now, I just received my first real hand plane, a Lie-Nielsen Low angle block plane! I have been saving up for this for weeks now, and it has been worth it. I figured for being my first, I would start off with a non-adjustable mouth, and then when I can afford/need one I will get the Lee Valley premiums. This plane is a beauty, the only thing I wish Lie Nielsen did was stamp a date on when the tool was manufactured, that way, when I pass it onto my kids, they’ll know how old it is. Anyways, I have yet to give this baby a test drive, but hopefully within the next week (I’m graduating and so will be out of the shop for awhile) I will be able to post a full review on how these puppies handle.

Take care everyone!

Heres some links to flickr with some photos of it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37691378@N04/3513065467/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37691378@N04/3513065531/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37691378@N04/3513873802/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/37691378@N04/3513065599/in/photostream/

Oh, and if anyone can shoot me some tips on how to post pics that are visible to everyone without going to another site that would be great.

Cheers.



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lew

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#1 posted 05-08-2009 10:30 PM

Use the insert image icon above the posting area. Paste the link to you flicker picture. Should work OK

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lew

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#2 posted 05-08-2009 10:36 PM

Here is a link to a help topic on posting content

http://lumberjocks.com/help/writing/embedding-pictures

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AaronK

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#3 posted 05-08-2009 11:45 PM

nice. i only have a couple old stanleys as planes. that feel of shaving thing slices off wood (and the sound) is so satisfying, isnt it?

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bluchz

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#4 posted 05-08-2009 11:46 PM

Well u got a nice one. I just went to the big box store and bought a #4 Stanley for +-$35 and started planing a chunk of wood that i thought was cedar that had been in my shop for a few years. It turned out to be Black Walnut, oops….... i need to label those chunks! I found that Flickr is easy to deal with. I have a dial up conn because i am in the middle of nowhere and it dosen’t seem to be too agravating to post my pics there and then move them here.

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Francisco Luna

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#5 posted 05-09-2009 12:26 AM

The REAL thing!
Beautiful!
Many people keep two block planes at hand, one setted for coarse work, like this “apron” plane, and a second one for fine, endgrain work, like the adjustable low angle block plane. Keep the box and manual in good shape,they add value to an old tool.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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Geologist

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#6 posted 05-09-2009 12:37 AM

Thanks for the tip and all the help you’ve given me Moai!

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Francisco Luna

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#7 posted 05-09-2009 12:45 AM

you are more than welcome Geologist!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 05-09-2009 02:21 AM

This is a gorgeous plane. I have been considering one of these for some time to replace my Stanley. Nice score on the plane. I would be excited too if I had one of these to play with.

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blackcherry

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#9 posted 05-09-2009 03:19 AM

I’ll be the first to tell you that over time this will become your go to guy. It is by far the most useful plane in my arsenal, these block planes come in so handy for fine tuning many projects. Great first buy…enjoy Blkcherry

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Marc5

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#10 posted 05-09-2009 05:38 AM

You will love the plane and I can guarantee you will use it on every project. Great first LN plane. If you want to keep the original finish, wipe the plane down with camellia oil . If not, a very nice patina will develop with time. Enjoy!

-- Marc

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#11 posted 05-13-2009 04:02 AM

Should last a long time.cool

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