I got the tools today so I thought I would show you guys what I got. First you can try to guess the hidden objects. They are shown in their new protective coverings for storage as I am currently workshopless. And if that wasn’t a word before then I just created it.
I actually got the Lie-Nielsen plane at Woodcraft a few weeks before the conference but I haven’t talked about it yet on LumberJocks so I thought I would add it to the post. The leather holster was purchased at the show though.
I was trying to decide which planes to purchase from Lee Valley and I was going to get a Joiner Plane and a Smoothing Plane. In talking to the representative from Lee Valley he told me this Jack Plane would do both quite well and then I would only need to get one plane now. Some sales man he is huh? I really appreciated his expertise though and also picked up the magnetic jointer fence.
I will try to post a review of the planes once I get to use them a little more.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Lee Valley was offering a 15% discount and free shipping for orders placed at the show. So I couldn’t resist a few more items.
Holster for small block plane
Sock and fence for jack plane
Aerosol oil for tool storage
A few different types of card scrapers with a canvas holder
and some Palette knives for applying glue, etc.
Just like the infomercials: “And that’s not all”
Reprint of Catalog of Misison Furniture
Reprint of 1800 Mechanical Movements
Working with Handplanes
The Pleasant Hill Shaker Furniture book was from Popular Woodworking and not Lee Valley but I belive it was only $7 so I couldn’t pass it up. Nice hardcover book with lots of pictures.
I won the Complete Shaker Collection DVD in a raffle at the Hand Tool Olympics.
I also ordered the new dovetail and crosscut saws from Lee Valley but they haven’t been released yet so I will get them when they are.
If you can believe it, the tools I got were not even the best part of the conference. There were also many surprised people when my wife was right next to me while I ordered the tools. I was fortunate to have her accompany me to the conference so she could learn more for her Interior Designs (and approve my tools purchases.)
-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com