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live4ever

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1566 days ago

I keep trying to pull the trigger on the Veritas skew block plane.
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=65373&cat=1,41182,48942

Then I say, ”...no that’s way too much money for a handtool.”

Then I say, ”...but it’s going to cut so silky-smooth and look, there’s an introductory price on it so I’m actually SAVING money!”

Then I say, ”...that money is probably better spent elsewhere in the shop. Or on wood!”

Then I say, ”...the pleasure of a good block plane is second to none! It’s worth it!”

le sigh

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.


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uffitze

199 posts in 1590 days


#1 posted 1566 days ago

It sure looks like a nice little number. If you have the $$$, you probably won’t be disappointed. But, you can also probably get by with a cheap stanley (I do).

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TheDane

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#2 posted 1566 days ago

So how many projects have you done or do you have in mind where this tool could either improve the quality of the craftsmanship or the sense of satisfaction you get?

I bought a Veritas Apron Plane a few months ago … the thing is a joy to use, and gets used a lot. A skew block plane is on my Father’s Day list.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 1566 days ago

I think it’s downright wrong of you to ask us such a question Here on this site.You know we are all toolaholics and generally totally mad to boot. So why should any tool shy person believe a word any of we say.
JUST KIDDING
LOL
Now seriously it sounds to me like you really want it don’t you? You couldn’t go and try one out somewhere could you?Or would(wood) the shop allow you to try it at home for a few days money back if returned in excellent condition if you seriously didn’t like it? You pay the postage/ shipping. I don’t know on the other hand asking here is a really good idea someone might have one and have comments either way to make.Good luck Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 1566 days ago

But think of all the nice piece of jewelry you could buy for your wife with that money.

(Okay, I’m not convincing you, am I?)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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pommy

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#5 posted 1566 days ago

I was at a local wood show last weekend and a guy there had the new Veritas block plane in silver i had one wish that is if had the money so the wife wouldnt grumble i would have one in a shot it is stunning wieghted just right smooth running and just beautifull to look at and hold ….........

so stop asking stupid questions if you have the dollars free then go get one you will only kick yourself if you dont

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 1566 days ago

!!!! Jewellery!!! Charlie sacrilege That’s tool money your talking about my dear old friend LOL

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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SCOTSMAN

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#7 posted 1566 days ago

so stop asking stupid questions if you have the dollars free then go get one you will only kick yourself if you dont

ANDY BUDDY a man who would kick himself should always buy tools !
your wisdom excells everyone here
Anyway Brotherly LOve Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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pommy

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#8 posted 1566 days ago

Charlie your been on that space dust again my friend LOL…........

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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pommy

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#9 posted 1566 days ago

Alistair i kick myself day in day out for not having the money to buy tools daily LOL…......

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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SCOTSMAN

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#10 posted 1566 days ago

Let the lovely lady do it Andy it’s nicer .KINDA Paintastic LOLAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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David Kirtley

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#11 posted 1566 days ago

You seriously cannot be thinking of buying one of those.

It is immoral.

You need a left and right hand model.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 1566 days ago

isn´t you aware that this just the right JUWLRY to match the other
lovely dresses and highheels in the shop and toolbox

the lady´s need to understand they are just as nessery for us as it is for them
to buy new equipment every time there is a party

if you have the money go for it , you are obviusly felled in love with it,
so take it to the dance hall and let the rumple start

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SnowyRiver

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#13 posted 1566 days ago

I say buy it…ha ha ha.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 1566 days ago

I’m just trying to shock you guys back into reality, and get you all re-focused on the truly important things in life….. TOOLS!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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richgreer

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#15 posted 1566 days ago

I’ve been through a painful decision making process like this many times. In the end I almost always buy it and seldom have I regretted it.

What I am more likely to regret is when I opt for the cheaper alternative that I eventually discard and go back and buy the tool I really wanted in the first place. That’s why I say “cheap tools are expensive”.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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