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Lee Valley New ad

by TheFritz
posted 11-14-2008 05:24 PM


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#1 posted 11-14-2008 05:31 PM

Even I have no clue ;) Anticipation is building…

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#2 posted 11-14-2008 06:42 PM

Any more info on what you are talking about?

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#3 posted 11-14-2008 07:05 PM

The ad on this site:
LeeValleyAd

Maybe new Veritas tool???? Or line of tools?

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#4 posted 11-14-2008 07:30 PM

Oh that!
I thought everybody knew.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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albut

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#5 posted 11-14-2008 07:52 PM

i don’t see the ad on the site??

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#6 posted 11-14-2008 08:32 PM

They are coming out with a new fuel efficient, cast-iron, car.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#7 posted 11-14-2008 10:36 PM

Obviously, it’s the new Veritas ice cream cone.

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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Judi

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#8 posted 11-14-2008 11:12 PM

I tried to drag it out of them but it’s a top secret new product to be revealed on the specified date…Let’s stay tuned :)

-- Former Advertising Manager for LumberJocks, PR Writer and Martin's Slave ;)

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#9 posted 11-15-2008 09:32 AM

Doesn’t any of you think it’s about the Utilitas rather than the Veritas?

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#10 posted 11-15-2008 03:03 PM

I’ll be hoping it’s not made in China like the crappy tape measure I bought.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#11 posted 11-15-2008 04:43 PM

Dang, Bob you’re a pistol!
Can’t wait. I’m sure it’s another fine tool I can’t afford.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 11-15-2008 09:01 PM

Veritas hairpin cum paper clip ! Fine tool too…LOL

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 11-15-2008 09:45 PM

I still don’t know what you guys are talking about… give me a direct link. I went to leevalley.com and didn’t see anything.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#14 posted 11-15-2008 09:48 PM

oh, you mean the ad on LJ’s?

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#15 posted 11-15-2008 11:02 PM

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-- Tony, Ohio

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#16 posted 11-15-2008 11:44 PM

got it

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#17 posted 11-16-2008 06:33 AM

Could it be the new Veritas logo?

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#18 posted 11-16-2008 07:03 AM

...That’s Odies new halo.

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#19 posted 11-17-2008 12:32 PM

Maybe it’s something to do with this…

New premium line of planes from Lee Valley

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#20 posted 11-17-2008 02:25 PM

Interesting Gonty… Good find.

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#21 posted 11-19-2008 09:33 PM

I was going to post asking this question, then found this thread.

Fritz, look at the waiting on the positive side. You still have a few days to scrape up some money and have it ready to send to LV.

-- johnjoiner

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#22 posted 11-19-2008 11:20 PM

I’m not supposed to tell anyone this, but it’s a line of top-notch infill planes for less than $100

OK…I don’t have a clue either, but a guy can hope, right?

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#23 posted 11-20-2008 06:00 AM

Lee Valley was at the wood working show in Denver last weekend. They are introducing a new line of “premium” bevel down bench planes. At this stage no bevel up, including block, planes.

The new planes will have “much tighter” tolerances. Be made of an “all new” material. I guessed brass, nope, granite? nope, gimme a hint, nope. They were pretty tight lipped. I was there to buy a bevel up jack and looking at an apron plane and I suggested maybe I should wait until the new line comes out before I buy. They said no, if was looking at bevel up planes might as well buy now, the new line is only the standard bevel down bench planes.

I really couldn’t get anything concrete out of them other than, new line of bench planes, tighter tolerances, new materials, higher prices. They were pretty up front about that part, the higher prices. Cripes, it’s not like the present line of Veritas planes is inexpensive.

I assume new styling, maybe something a little more aesthetically pleasing, cleaner lines, more shiny parts. New materials might only mean the knob and tote. What else are you going to make the body out of, and still have all of the desirable properties of ductile cast iron.

My curiosity is piqued. I’ll be taking a look next week.

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#24 posted 11-20-2008 06:11 AM

Speaking of premium planes, take a look at Holtey. Their shoulder plane sells for 4200 Pounds Sterling not including V.A.T. That’s $6280 USD. $5742 USD for a smoother. Now that’s a premium plane.

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#25 posted 11-20-2008 05:28 PM

Just saw this over at ukworkshop, New Veritas Block plane UKW exclusive announcement. It doesnt really say anything, other than they are announcing a new line of planes come monday morning.

Curiously it does say New Block Plane. I was lead to believe by the Lee Valley guy that is was only the bevel down bench planes. I guess we’ll have to wait til monday to know for sure.

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#26 posted 11-20-2008 06:04 PM

And another link with slightly more info at UKWorkshop with some input from Rob Lee.

“No plastics, polymers, bronzes, aluminum or zinc alloys, or titanium….”

Still cant find any solid intel yet.

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#27 posted 11-20-2008 06:22 PM

And a couple more blurbs from over at sawmillcreek.

From a post by Joe McMahon

“I got a chance to examine, hold and play with two new planes coming from Lee Valley on Nov 24th. Rob Lee said that he commissioned the designers to make the planes without regard to cost as he was looking for quality , fit, finish and function. The designers didn’t let him down with two versions of the same plane, a standard model as well as a top of the line model which is made from a new metal that is not stainless steel yet will resist rust and tarnish as well as ss. After they were designed, Rob then told the designers to produce both planes but save some $ on the cost. Again they replied with two excellent planes that are priced right.

Both were as fine a melding of metal parts as you will find anywhere. They fit the hand like a glove and had the heft and strong feel of a solid piece of metal. While I didn’t have the time to try them on wood, I am certain that they will perform as well as they look.”

From a post by Mike Brady

“I got a quick glance at the planes at WIA. Let me say that I own no planes from this maker. I believe they offer a high quality product and unsurpassed customer service. That said, if you are a fan of innovation in design and materials, you will like these. If you are a fan of the planes from Maine, maybe not. Think Bridge City. I would bet that they will perform very well, and most likely will be at a higher price than their current offerings.”

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#28 posted 11-20-2008 07:12 PM

From the logo it is painfully obvious to me that Lee Valley is introducing a new line of soft serve ice cream.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#29 posted 11-21-2008 07:07 PM

Just checked the LV “what’s new” page for the heck of it and found the Veritas Dovetail Saw, $65.

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=61974&cat=51&ap=1

-- johnjoiner

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#30 posted 11-24-2008 02:57 PM

The new Veritas Block Planes DX60 and NX60… I’ll be $279 poorer next month!
How to stop from buying “new” tools?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#31 posted 11-24-2008 03:27 PM

they sure are pretty !!

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#32 posted 11-24-2008 04:42 PM

I want one. And I want ALL of thep premium planes that I’m sure will be coming! OMG they are beautiful!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#33 posted 11-24-2008 05:26 PM

I don’t understand the difference between the two (aside from appearance). Is there a difference in the functionality?

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#34 posted 11-25-2008 04:01 AM

The silver one looks like a sports car.

Really cool.

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#35 posted 11-25-2008 04:34 AM

All of you are wrong. Today, Nov 24th, is my wife’s birthday. This was just Lee Valleys way of wishing her a happy birthday.

-- "non illegitimis carborundum"

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#36 posted 11-25-2008 01:24 PM

What was the birthday present then?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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