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New toys #3: Planes - maybe it wasn't me

01-02-2010 08:19 PM by Webb | 3 comments »

I am going to make a couple of Morris chairs over the next year; as prep, I purchased a Lie-Nielson medium shoulder plane. Wow – that thing works! So I went back and picked up the low-angle block plane as well. that also works. I have come to the conclusion that if you are beginner at hand tools, you have to buy really good ones – or at least use some – to even know what is possible. If you are a pro, you can probably save a bunch by doing other things, but for a beginner, it is kind of like diving in the deep end where the sharks are. Suddenly, I understand the comments about using a plane to get rid of machine marks – previously if I used a plane I would need ...

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