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Amazing Tools #13: Now THAT is a sharp plane

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 1470 days ago 4034 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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http://benchcrafted.blogspot.com/2010/03/effortless-workholding-meets-effortless.html

Scroll down and watch the video.

The plane is a Brese, and that particular model is here.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator



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degoose

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#1 posted 1470 days ago

Now that is amazing…

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Alonso

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#2 posted 1470 days ago

Yeah, I saw that video before… that’s really scary sharp, i don’t even want to get my fingers close to a blade that sharp. I wonder if he used any special method to get the blade so sharp.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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DrewM

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#3 posted 1470 days ago

amazing stuff there, by the way the deposit on that plane is $900

-- Drew, Delaware

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poopiekat

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#4 posted 1470 days ago

Stunned…. speechless….. thanks for sharing!

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Russ

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#5 posted 1470 days ago

Sweet plane.

-- Russ

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Bob Kollman

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#6 posted 1470 days ago

Beautiful workmanship, unfortuneatly: If you gotta ask you can’t afford it!!!!

I can’t afford it… :(

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Rileysdad

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#7 posted 1469 days ago

I went to that Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Chicago and had a chance to try that plane and others that Ron Breese had there. I’ll tell you what: If I had even the slightest way to justify the cost of one of those planes, I’d have two. I’m working on it.

-- Measure twice, cut once, buy extra stock.

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BradJacob

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#8 posted 1396 days ago

I think that plane does that because its beefy. And look at the thickness of the blade. Little or no chatter and a really scary-sharpening… No magic there, and no plane is worth $1000. Just saying…

-- - Brad

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