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"Best" Block plane

"Best" Block plane

11-06-2017 03:34 PM by PPK | 14 comments »

Ok, I know that writing the “Best” is a charged statement, and not everyone agrees, of course. But my opinion is that the Lee Valley Veritas Low Angle Block plane is the best buy among the other choice of block planes. My reasons for such a statement are below. Pros:-Fits the hand REALLY well. The little concavities for the fingers are perfect, and you don’t even have to think about it. Just pick it up and start planing. Lie Nielsen and the Stanley Sweetheart have a litt...

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A modern galoot's dream

A modern galoot's dream

09-03-2017 11:24 PM by galooticus | 10 comments »

I’ve been waiting for this plane for quite a while—a year or so? I don’t think I’ve been so eager to get my hands on a tool since I decided to jump into woodworking and got my first #5 and old disston. At Handworks I had walked into the barn wondering if I’d see this plane on display, and sure enough, Rob & Terry were there showing it off. The price, $399, made me pretty nervous, but the case and two blade boxes included for preordering took the edge off a...

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Are Expensive Chisels Worth The Money?  Western Bench Chisel Comparison

Are Expensive Chisels Worth The Money? Western Bench Chisel Comparison

04-21-2017 04:09 AM by WoodWorkLIFE | 22 comments »

A question that has plagued woodworkers for eras. In this video, I take a look at western bench chisels to understand what makes them tick. I test for ease of sharpening, ergonomics, the utility of the blade length/stays and overall feel. I took all of the chisels to a 27-degree bevel to really get a feel for sharpening them and to get rid of that first bit of possibly over hardened steel, I flattened the back, and then I just had-at-it living with them for a few months. The video is a sy...

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Handplane Shootout No. 4 in D flat Minor

Handplane Shootout No. 4 in D flat Minor

11-16-2016 06:14 AM by WoodWorkLIFE | 9 comments »

Watch the Video if you don’t feel like reading. Please like, share, and subscribe View on YouTube I am a hybrid woodworker I suppose, I guess I am really a “get stuff done” woodworker. The electric planer is a thing of beauty for milling up gnarly grain and rough sawn stock. For fine tuning fits, getting smooth finish ready surfaces, and just general enjoyment you are bringing a hammer to brain surgery. There is nothing more rewarding in the shop than taking a good shaving with ...

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I did not know it was that easy

I did not know it was that easy

09-17-2016 05:35 PM by jwmalone | 13 comments »

Hello lady’s and gents, I’m not new to hand saws by a long shot. But I am new to dovetails, until today ive been trudging along with a crosscut back saw. Wasn’t that bad but I knew I could do better???? but couldn’t make it look like Roy Underhill’s (Maybe one day?). Well my veritas 20 tpi dovetail saw was in the mail today (woodcraft, got it in 3 days) so I took a piece of scrap slapped some marks on there and man let me tell ya. that thing is sweet. Clean cuts,...

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Lee Valley Veritas Scraper Plane

Lee Valley Veritas Scraper Plane

09-12-2016 01:48 PM by PPK | 3 comments »

I have been using my new scraper plane on oak so far. I am very pleased with how it works. It is definitely the same concept as using a card scraper. It doesn’t remove nearly as much wood, nor remove wood as fast as a regular plane. However, for scraping and smoothing surfaces with funky grain, this is great. I read that others had a difficult time getting this thing to work. Either I’m lucky, or just that good – I had it scraping nice curlies within 5 minutes of unboxing...

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Veritas flat and round bottom spokeshaves w A2 irons

Veritas flat and round bottom spokeshaves w A2 irons

08-02-2016 11:29 PM by TheFridge | 10 comments »

I’ve used them on a set of chairs and some other odds and ends. The fit and finish of veritas stuff is top notch and these work as advertised.

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Veritas skew rabbet block plane

Veritas skew rabbet block plane

07-18-2016 11:09 PM by TheFridge | 6 comments »

I wanted a skew rabbet plane for crossgrain rabbets and cleaning up tenon cheeks. This one fit the bill. It takes a lot of fettling at first but once it’s set it so easy to sharpen and get back to work. I’d definitely recommend it

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First impression - very well pleased

First impression - very well pleased

05-31-2016 08:08 PM by Jack_D | 13 comments »

This Veritas BU LAJ plane is an upgrade from my Stanley sweetheart BU plane. After months of researching pros and cons between LN and LV BU LAJ, I finally made my decision to purchase the LV. My first impression – very well pleased, no regrets. During my research, I wanted to see actual and latest pictures of both items but google search images seem to look the same. So, now that I have the item, I took pictures in different angles to see every inch of it. See my flickr Hand Plane albu...

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Works like a charm

Works like a charm

03-29-2016 01:32 AM by mummykicks | 7 comments »

I’m not a plane fanatic like some, and in fact this is my first. I was having trouble controlling the dado depths on plywood sheets because of bowage and remembered seeing someone, somewhere using one of these things.Anyway, I used it on my last project and it made a world of difference.The adjustment wanders a bit, and by a bit I mean something like .005”-.01” on the depth, which is probably due to how I’m measuring it, but once it’s dialed in it works really we...

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