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Don W

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#1 posted 10-16-2012 11:49 AM

I’ve written this statement about 100 times here on LJ’s, so I’ll write it again. We all work a little different. I tend to be a bit impatient. I have a LN #62, so I know how easy it is to change the blade, but it’s nothing like reaching over and grabbing another plane, already set foir the task. And we’re talking a price difference that’s pretty insignificant.

The other part of that is a plane sized to make a good jack, makes a fair smoother and so forth.

I’ll be honest, if I win the lotto, I’ll have a whole set of LN planes, but then, there’s no way I’d sell my whole set of vintage either.

It may sound like a really tough decision, but its really not, whether you buy vintage, LN or veritas, if you pay a reasonable price, your not going to lose to much on the resell side, should it come to that.

The most important aspect of hand planing is have fun!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com


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