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Forum topic by docholladay posted 04-16-2010 11:32 PM 1407 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2010 11:32 PM

Has anyone seen this new $1000 block plane from Bridge City. This thing looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Take a look at this.'s+New/+CT-17+Dual+Angle+Block+Plane

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#1 posted 04-17-2010 12:12 AM

ohhhh yea that thing is saweeeeeeeeeeeeet to bad their tools are an arm an a leg to buy.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 04-17-2010 12:14 AM

That is a VERY beautiful block plane.

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#3 posted 04-17-2010 12:29 AM

Gorgeous tool, but does it cook dinner?

Since it takes two hands and two legs to balance and apply pressure to use a plane, once you have purchased one, how do you use it with only one arm and one leg left?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 04-17-2010 01:02 AM

Awesome block plane…awesome design….awesome idea with the dual bevel!! I’m sure it works like a dream!!

For $$859$$ Bucks….they can keep it…

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#5 posted 04-17-2010 01:13 AM

That’s not quite high-tech looking enough for my taste. Add a few blue LED’s, a digital readout, GPS locator and an anti-theft remote disabling device and then you’d really have something I’d want to spend a grand on…

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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#6 posted 04-18-2010 08:17 AM

It looks like it would be a sculpture at the Guggenheim Museum or the next Autobot from Transformers 3. For $859 it should come with with gps tracking and a fire proof safe.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#7 posted 04-19-2010 03:41 PM

I got a headache just reading the description. Now let me get back to my 1950’s Stanley 4C.


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#8 posted 04-19-2010 04:07 PM

The force is strong with this one!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#9 posted 04-19-2010 06:09 PM

Let’s see,
I got a Stanley No. 5, 7, 60 1/2, 92, two No. 4’s, and a Veritas apron plane for under $400. This is a very pretty plane but I would never buy one even if I did have the money. If I had $1000 to burn on planes I’d probably go for a #1, #2, and a #62.


-- My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

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#10 posted 04-19-2010 06:42 PM

Add a little more and get a good Powermatic Jointer. Way to much money for my budget.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#11 posted 04-20-2010 04:00 AM

Part of my job is to design new tools for specific purposes at work. I’d never make something that looked like that, and I do take aesthetics into account (don’t tell the boss). I’m obviously not the target audience. The more I see this kind of stuff, the more I want to go and buy wooden planes. Like I have the ducats for them, either.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 04-20-2010 02:32 PM

A very nice art object that probably works as well as any less expensive pair of standard and low level block planes. My experience with BridgeCity tools many years ago is that they were high priced, mediocre quality items. Very pretty but not so useful.

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