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Handplanes of your dreams

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posted 04-05-2011 08:51 PM


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#1 posted 04-05-2011 09:00 PM

If your buying Bertha, I’ll have a Ron Brese 875 special edition with a gabon ebony infill. At only $1975 its a bargain. When can I expect delivery?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 09:09 PM

OK Andy, I’ll buy your Brese if you’ll buy my A1 Holtey panel plane. It’s a deal. When should we plan the exchange? I’m guessing you live in England, so it’d probably be easier if I bring it to you. Let me know when you’ve picked up the ticket. :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 04-05-2011 09:11 PM

Here’s Andy’s Brese if any of his relatives/friends are watching (hint hint):

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 04-05-2011 09:16 PM

Wayne Anderson’s planes are inspiring workhorses.

as Christopher Schwarz say´s in an article here on this site
http://www.wkfinetools.com/contrib/cSchwarz/z_art/andersonPlanes/andersonPlanes.asp

and it is beautyfull handmade planes he makes to your specification they are arts in themself
and will inspire to make better work , they don´t make you a better woodworker but they
will inspire you to do more than your best
read the article and go to mr. Anderson´s site and see for your self but be aware if you click
you want one of his buty´s ten times more than a Carl Holtey plane

http://www.andersonplanes.com/

take care
Dennis

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#5 posted 04-05-2011 09:20 PM

For those who are too impatient for the photos, here’s Dennis’s holiday hopes (goodness gracious, that’s a beautiful plane):

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 04-05-2011 09:21 PM

Holtey A1 panel plane eh? No problem, its only £7000. Do you want a spare blade with that? LOL

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#7 posted 04-05-2011 09:26 PM

Andy, and a spare lever cap if it’s not too much trouble. I always seem to scratch them on all my Holteys somehow :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 04-05-2011 09:37 PM

So if I put by £1 a week, you should have it in about 135 years. Hope that’s ok.

Joking aside, I think Ron Brese’s prices are justified, even reasonable. Personally, I’ve never liked the look of Wayne Anderson’s planes, they always look a bit awkward to me. As for Holteys, I can’t see what makes them so much more expensive than Brese planes personally. Who buys Holteys apart from collectors with deep pockets? If I was making premium infill planes, I’d want them to be used and appreciated by craftsmen not stuck in a glass display cabinet. What’s your opinion?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#9 posted 04-05-2011 09:43 PM

or what about one from Sauer and Steiner :-)
http://www.sauerandsteiner.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=752

gallery
http://www.sauerandsteiner.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=752

now you all have a little to dream about

Dennis

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#10 posted 04-05-2011 09:50 PM

^I couldn’t agree more! On all accounts, really. I don’t find the prices of this custom modern planes to be anything unsightly for the art involved, a nearly lost art until rather recently it seems. I own a sprinkling of Lie Nielsens but that’s because they’re ready to go out of the box & I can’t afford the Stanley miters, etc. No handplane that’s unwilling to work is allowed in my shop. If I won the lottery, I’d own a Holtey, and I’d drag it across dirty boards and toss it in with the rest of the guys (like Mads’ fairy tale). For a commercial collection like Lee Valley’s, I can understand preserving the history of an early Victor Bailey but in my shop, no one just gets admired. There are probably rich lucky ba$tards that use Holteys, but I bet there aren’t many of them.

Paul Hamler planes are a different story. I know many owners (me included) that own them and use them hard. One guy had to reorder irons because he’d worn his down! Now that’s a guy I like.

Paul Hamler custom

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 04-05-2011 09:51 PM

^that S&S jointer is absurdly beautiful.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 04-05-2011 09:57 PM

I take my hat of for Holtey in the way that he gets the money he wants for his planes
but they are still only a jiig to hold the cheisel in at a correct angle and nothing more

take care
Dennis

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#13 posted 04-05-2011 09:58 PM

Since I started playing with planes a scary thing has happened. I’m starting to get more interested in the tools themselves than I am in the woodworking!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 04-05-2011 10:02 PM

^Charlie, that happened to me when I set off to Type my first #4. It was ingenious of Stanley & others to assign numbers to their lines. It makes the ever-changing subtle modifications all the more exciting to track. The history of the handplane is unlike any other mechanical history to me. It’s simply fascinating.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 04-05-2011 10:04 PM

have you read whelan´s handplane book about history form and function

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#16 posted 04-05-2011 10:07 PM

Bertha when you next time go shopping then my favorite would be these babyès

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#17 posted 04-05-2011 10:15 PM

Dennis – I love your definition of a hand plane. “A jig to hold a chisel at the correct angle”. You should add that to Wikipedia.

Charlie – I think we all suffer from that. I’m going through that stage that all new woodworkers go through where I study a particular type of tool, learn about it, read reviews, decide which one to buy, buy it, take it apart and fiddle with it, learn what makes it good and develop an appreciation and love for it. In some ways I think it is healthy, because only after you’ve been through all that can you get the best out of a tool. The woodworking will come and hopefully be better for it. At least that’s what I tell the wife. :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#18 posted 04-05-2011 10:30 PM

Register Napolean for the Damascus Japanese chisels! I’ve salivated over them myself many times. Another example of a rare craftsman producing legacy quality hand tools.
And to Brit, that’s why we love the vintage tools so much. They’ve got the heft, power, and longevity that we all admire. I mean come on…

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#19 posted 04-05-2011 10:37 PM

That’s awesome! You don’t need to waste money on gym membership if you’ve got one of those.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#20 posted 04-05-2011 10:37 PM

hey that´s a buty Bertha :-) I love that scrollsaw
Dennis

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#21 posted 04-05-2011 10:38 PM

To clarify, it’s not mine; I just wish it was.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#22 posted 04-05-2011 10:43 PM

now we are three you better start the production ha ha ha :-)

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#23 posted 04-05-2011 10:45 PM

oh wait wuold that be counted as an oldstyle workingtool or ….....

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#24 posted 04-05-2011 10:46 PM

A Preston shoulder plane would be up there for me.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#25 posted 04-05-2011 10:49 PM

now we have used the earned money for the next five years then what :-(

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#26 posted 04-05-2011 10:58 PM

You got that picture from Oldtools.co.uk? I’m on their mailing list and every time they update the tools, I go straight there only to find that a lot of it is already sold. Some people must type really fast.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#27 posted 04-05-2011 11:13 PM

Ok, I’m going to fly the flag (God save the queen). Let’s not forget the man who works just down the road from where I live and who also is a fellow LJ – Phil Edwards of Philly Planes. He does some lovely work.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#28 posted 04-05-2011 11:40 PM

Great Sites Brit!

-- Chris, Oak Grove, MO

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#29 posted 04-05-2011 11:47 PM

Brit, that wood body smoother longitudinally dovetailed into the sole took my breath away. Those are very respectable prices for that level of work. This is the first I’ve heard of these!

And yes, OldToolsUK. I’ve never kidded myself that I could somehow register a winning bid from across the pond.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#30 posted 04-05-2011 11:51 PM

Those are nice!

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#31 posted 04-06-2011 12:01 AM

Phil is a busy man. I met him the weekend before last at a hand tool event in Axminster, Devon. He was saying that most of the planes he makes are for American buyers and yes they are good prices.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#32 posted 04-06-2011 02:32 AM

Handplane of my dreams???
A bench plane that can be had new for under $100 that isn’t complete garbage.

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#33 posted 04-06-2011 02:44 AM


Stanley No. 203 Block plane

James

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#34 posted 04-06-2011 03:01 AM

Tedstor – The closest you’re going to get to that if you want to buy new is the Wood River sold at Woodcraft. They are sold under the Quangsheng brand in the UK. A little bit more than $100, but very good value for money IMO.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#35 posted 04-06-2011 03:17 AM

wow everyone got some exotic stuff me I just want a #5-1/2 from lie nielsen and a #5-1/2 from stanley. http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/icomba/5_5_lg.jpg
http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/icomba/CFRWIwEGkKGrHqNiME1NuhHYSbBNUh8FIpg_3.jpg

Sorry I don’t know how to get the pics to show all the time so you have to click the links.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#36 posted 04-06-2011 03:32 AM

Those are beautiful tools . If I spend $2000 or more on a tool it better plug in and make a very nice hum. LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#37 posted 04-06-2011 03:38 AM

bigike:

You can do this:

<img src=”your image URL”>

And if you want to center an image on the page with a caption:

<center>
<img src=”your image URL”><br>
Caption text
</center>

James

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#38 posted 04-06-2011 04:32 AM

I forgot (seems to happen quite frequently to me these days) to include the following text in my Stanley No. 203 Block plane posting above and it is too late to edit it now:

The diminutive Stanley No. 203 Block plane was originally designed for use by schoolboys in woodworking classes. At 5 1/2” long it is the smallest Stanley adjustable Block plane and when my Woodworking teacher at Burnley Towneley school (England) in 1940, Mr. Lord, let me use one I was immediately taken with it. I enjoyed using it then, and I enjoy using No. 203 Block planes to this day, finding them very useful when making such things as small boxes, children’s toys, etc.


Stanley No. 203 Block plane

I wanted to include this exquisite little plane here out of sentiment and because of its historical significance to me.

James

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#39 posted 04-06-2011 06:32 AM

Never gave this much thought.. I am sure I have many I could think of but here is the first one that came to mind!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#40 posted 04-06-2011 11:05 AM

I like Dennis’ definition It’s great to see & maybe own something so well crafted as a Holtey but I still get paper thin shavings & a glass like finish from my Records, Stanleys & even Quansheng planes I guess the difference is only about £6,900 Mmmmm that’s 3x what my shop cost in materials. :-)

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#41 posted 04-06-2011 11:11 AM

Trevor – Are the Quansheng planes any good? I’ve read some good reports and a few bad ones. I was thinking of getting a #5. I’ve heard a few people say that they rust easily. Have you found that?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#42 posted 04-06-2011 11:34 AM

Andy I have Three now I was looking for a thicker blade for my record smoother & foud one for about £90 then I saw this Quangshen on Workshop heaven site about £69 at the time I couldn’t believe how good it was for the money,came in a wooden box & cut beautifully straight out of the box I honed it & now it’s a dream to use, like silk & it was perfectly square & flat. I have the low angle rebating block plane which I find a bit of a fiddle to set the blade & keep it square but when set works well & a low angle block plane which is great & on offer from rutlands at £39.95 I have a Lie Nielson bronze block plane & they work every bit as well as that at a third of the price. Definitely worth a look,as for rust all cast iron will rust just a little cammila oil & wax takes care of it but that’s just maintenance
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#43 posted 04-06-2011 12:15 PM

Thanks for the info Trevor.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#44 posted 04-06-2011 03:10 PM

Nothing comes close to a Krenov style hand plane for me with a blade from David Fink. However when it comes to hand tools I could purchase I drool over those Japanese chisels regularly, and quite often can’t help but wanting another Titemark marking gauge, this time with all the accessories.

but as far as pretty planes go this is the one that’s most likely to get me in trouble with my wife.

http://www.dlbarrettandsons.com/Planes.html

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#45 posted 04-06-2011 03:25 PM

That’s one gorgeous plow. I’d love to own a wood-bodied plow that actually performs. I’ve refurbed several but can never quite get it. I just went to that site and drooled over the jointer. wow.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#46 posted 04-06-2011 07:23 PM

Not that I like hand planes, but my dream plane is this:


It’s the Stanley 62 (It’s mine).
No plane I know beats this for me, I love the curves, the simplicty and the details, but even more to ude it.
This is for me the ultimate hand plane.


Then I would love to have a Sweetheart No 1, but it’s too expensive for my pension, and I’m sure I would never use it, I tryed the No 1 from LN, and it’s way too small for my hand, so I prefere a block plane. But my ohh, I would love a old No 1 just for my eyes to enjoy.


This one from our friend Toolchap is on my dream list. I think it’s so beautiful work he has done.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/44542

Ok I think there are a few more, but these must be top of my list.

Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#47 posted 04-06-2011 07:30 PM

The squirrel and infill on Toolchaps plane brings tears to the eyes. It might be at the top of my list, too, now.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#48 posted 05-06-2011 07:16 AM

Last two comments leave me without words. Tis people who appreciate one’s work, that in a different world, would be given planes like this. Thank you Mafe and Bertha.

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#49 posted 05-06-2011 07:29 AM

How about $2200 for a Bridge City shoulder plane.

http://www.bridgecitytools.com/default/tools/planes/shoulder-planes/hp-7le-limited-edition-stainless-steel-shoulder-plane.html

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#50 posted 05-06-2011 04:12 PM

Wayne, too techie for my tastes. I respect BC but that thing’s too cold. $2200 would go a long way on some Prestons/Cliftons:

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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