I drove down the the SF bay area from my home in Sacramento this morning and ran through Woodcraft looking for a birthday present for myself. After spending a few minutes looking through the Lie-Nielsons in the case I settled on a LN-62 Low angle Jack Plane. I also considered getting one of the small (LN-102) block planes and a mini router plane, or one of the shoulder planes. I finally settled on the LN-62 because of it’s versitality and good reputation. Basically, you can use this plane to remove serious stock, perform smoothing tasks, as a scraping plane and also on the shooting board.
It will be the weekend before I get a chance to play with it. If I have time I will review the plane.
Anyone have the hot dog attachments or any of the specalized blades? I am wondering if they are worth the money.
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