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Katz-Moses Woodworking

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03-08-2016 06:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question video walnut planer plane clamp joining traditional

I love my stanley #3 bailey from the 20s. What’s your favorite? I made this silly short video about my love of hand planes. Cheers LBers!
https://youtu.be/itJPzjwdb38

-- If you want it to take longer and cost more, get into woodworking. It's worth every second and every penny because nothing, is more rewarding than creating something with your own two hands.


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 03-08-2016 06:39 PM

Loves my Stanley 4 1/2. My low angle LN block too.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 03-08-2016 07:00 PM

My Stanley 605 is pretty much what I reach for first.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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dbw

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#3 posted 03-08-2016 07:29 PM

Stanley Sweetheart #4.

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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Bill White

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#4 posted 03-08-2016 07:37 PM

#s 3, 4, 5 1/2, 7, 60 1/2, 71, 80, bullnose, M101P, 110. All my favs.
Bill

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BurlyBob

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#5 posted 03-08-2016 07:54 PM

Like Chris, I love my 4 1/2 and my 60 1/2.

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Richard

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#6 posted 03-08-2016 08:06 PM

I don’t use planes very much but my Cheap Stanley block plane with no adjustable mouth is what I use most. I got it very sharp and it stays that way for a long time. Good thing it does because I Suck at sharpening.

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WillliamMSP

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#7 posted 03-08-2016 08:09 PM

The sharp one.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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WillliamMSP

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#8 posted 03-08-2016 08:15 PM

Seriously, though, I love the feel my Miller’s Falls No 9 (No 4 equiv), and I think that I’m open to the possibility of replacing any plane in my possession with a MF equivalent.

...but, then again, I also love the heft and feel of my Bedrock 606.

...oh, and I really admire the efficiency of my cheap Stanley Two-Tone No 5 that I have set up for hogging; removing a 1/4” of material is so fun and fast.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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Katz-Moses Woodworking

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#9 posted 03-08-2016 08:23 PM

All good choices! I love my #7 jointer when it’s sharp. The iron is the same width as my stones so it is pain in the arse to sharpen. I have an adjustable woodstock low angle block plane that is hands down the nicest block plane I’ve ever used. I am restoring a Stanley Bailey #6 right now that is in great condition. I love this thread! Keep it going!
Check out my facebook page for a picture of all my planes displayed nicely on the wall. (on a side note how do you post pictures in your comments?) https://www.facebook.com/KatzMosesWoodworking/

-- If you want it to take longer and cost more, get into woodworking. It's worth every second and every penny because nothing, is more rewarding than creating something with your own two hands.

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#10 posted 03-08-2016 08:24 PM

Stanley #6

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Katz-Moses Woodworking

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#11 posted 03-08-2016 08:31 PM

Figured it out!
https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/o3qmbvt.jpg!

-- If you want it to take longer and cost more, get into woodworking. It's worth every second and every penny because nothing, is more rewarding than creating something with your own two hands.

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bobasaurus

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#12 posted 03-08-2016 08:43 PM

While I like my Veritas and LN, my favorite is a Stanley No. 3 type 13 that belonged to my great grandfather Ralph. I’ve dubbed it the Ralph 13.

Edit: here it is:

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#13 posted 03-08-2016 09:01 PM

Do I have to choose???

Whichever fits the job I’m working on…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Katz-Moses Woodworking

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#14 posted 03-09-2016 12:39 AM

Allen that is gorgeous! Bandit great collection!

-- If you want it to take longer and cost more, get into woodworking. It's worth every second and every penny because nothing, is more rewarding than creating something with your own two hands.

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#15 posted 03-09-2016 12:43 PM

The round side Bedrock 606 gets used a lot, a #45 always puts a smile on my face and router planes are very useful. My favorite, however, has to be the infill shooting plane:

For me, there’s just more satisfaction using a tool you made vs. one that was purchased.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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