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Wood River #62 Low Angle Jack

Wood River #62 Low Angle Jack

07-03-2018 09:48 PM by Dimensions | 7 comments »

So i decided to add another Wood River Plane by woodcraft to my collection. This is only my second hand plane purchase, so bear with me on terminology. Overall the plane has a nice weight. It is comfortable in the hand and it really feels like you’re holding onto a nice piece of metal. The Bubinga handles are shaped well and have a beautiful finish! I have a few older planes in my collection, and compared to my older Stanley planes, my wood River feel more substantial to hold. The Stan...

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Wood River #62 Unboxing

Wood River #62 Unboxing

07-02-2018 10:41 PM by Dimensions | 6 comments »

Just added my second Hand Plane to my collection. I chose the Wood River #62 to get a little more versatility with my planes. Check out my honest, first time reactions, here…https://youtu.be/OTF3k_VnBQk

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Pretty pleased with this plane

Pretty pleased with this plane

04-05-2018 03:44 PM by garageking | 4 comments »

My daughters gave me a Woodcraft gift certificate for my birthday. I don’t have a low angle jack plane which I have always wanted. I did the usual research and decided that I probably will go with LN or LV version in the future. I have the Woodriver 4 1/2 which I really like and after reading the reviews here and elsewhere, I decided to go for the Woodriver 5 1/2. I was very pleased with the fit and finish, everything flat and square, etc. The blade is quite hefty and just needed a lit...

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New Stanley Planes Hold Their Own

New Stanley Planes Hold Their Own

11-25-2017 06:01 AM by Redbeardedwoodworker | 10 comments »

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while. 3 years ago I decided to try a new Stanley Bevel Up Jack plane and it blew me away. Out of the box it was flat in all the right places, botom was square to the sides and it makes a surface to rival my Lie Nielsen smoother. I then bought a new Stanley block plane and had the same experience. It’s a great plane that is flat and true and as much as I hate to say it, since I spent about $150 more on it, it is more comfortable in my ha...

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"Best" Block plane

"Best" Block plane

11-06-2017 03:34 PM by PPK | 15 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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Wood river 5 1/2 hand plane unboxing

Wood river 5 1/2 hand plane unboxing

09-16-2017 08:24 PM by Dimensions | 1 comment »

So I decided to expand my hand tool collection. Did some research and settled on wood river for my first major hand tool investment. I am really pleased with the quality and performance of this tool. For more information on this line of planes, reference rob cosman via YouTube. Check out my initial reaction when opening this beautiful plane. https://youtu.be/xwCHgyJoIkA

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A modern galoot's dream

A modern galoot's dream

09-03-2017 11:24 PM by galooticus | 13 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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Time Tested Tools-I'm gonna go broke!

Time Tested Tools-I'm gonna go broke!

08-16-2017 08:09 PM by Dustin | 6 comments »

Hey, for all you LJ’s who have yet to delve into the world of hand tools, or just need a good place to get them, user Don W recently referred me to his site timetestedtools.net. Having no hand tools (except for the number 80 scraper I’m borrowing from CharlesA), I needed a block plane for a project I’m working on. I had seen Don’s posts before, so I went over to his site after a few failed attempts to buy things on E-bay. If you’re like me, and have neither ...

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Thanks to Paul at Space Age Plane!

Thanks to Paul at Space Age Plane!

07-15-2017 04:48 AM by Duff | 3 comments »

First let me start out by saying that I am pretty much a novice when it comes to hand planes. Even when I did my stint apprenticing in a custom high end furniture wood shop I didn’t wield planes very often. That was the bosses thing. Anyway, I was perusing member posts a month or so ago and Paul had posted photos of some of his work he had just mailed off to a client. I was blown away by the photos and found myself going back to his post and admiring his work. I decided I had to message...

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Faithfull No.7 Jointing Plane

Faithfull No.7 Jointing Plane

06-01-2017 09:52 AM by steliart | 14 comments »

Faithfull No.7 Jointing PlaneThe other day I had a HUGE surprise and an unexpected gesture that left me speechless from a buddy and fellow woodworker Bill Giglio AKA builtinbkyn who send me an incredible gift… a Faithfull No.7 Jointing Plane.WOW… a huge thank you Bill !!!!!!! The plane out of the box it looks massive and strong with cast iron body, brass locking screw and tuning knob and wooden handles. I would say a very good quality.As expected the plane was not ready at all out of the b...

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