LumberJocks

Reply by RS Woodworks

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Is this plane bed worth using?

View RS Woodworks's profile

RS Woodworks

464 posts in 1885 days


#1 posted 740 days ago

I will clarify my above statement. I have absolutely no issue using a Stanley #4 for a general smoother. As Mauricio has kindly showed us with his photo, It can work almost perfectly on non tricky woods. But for the finest smoothing on all woods, I like a plane with an adjustable mouth, thicker iron, and higher cutting angle such as the Veritas BUS. Or, a nice heavy infill plane with a thick iron and tight mouth also makes a world of difference. So will a Stanley #4 do a great job, it sure will!! But it’s not the finest of smoothers, and I guess until you try a really well made infill, it’s hard to know what your missing!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase