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Alin Dobra

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#1 posted 12-09-2007 03:52 AM

I agree with the point Thos is making. Everybody should restore at least one plane to learn how planes work (I actually restored about 3). I was even happy with my planes until I got the Veritas Jointer. As schwingding mentions though, some of the old planes are very good. The price you will pay for those is may LN’s so for the user they are not exactly economically feasible. A good idea might be to get a #4 or #5 from flea market/ebay, restore it and use it as a scrub plane. I actually have one of the old planes (beyond restoring) as decoration in my office. Most people cannot believe that those things still exist.

Alin

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