|Forum topic by bbasiaga||posted 10-03-2016 01:54 AM||1053 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
10-03-2016 01:54 AM
As I’m working more with mortise and tenon, i realize I really could benefit from a shoulder plane. Trimming the tenon itself with a router plane is working fine, but adjusting the shoulder with a chisel is down right dangerous at times.
So I’d like to grab either the large or medium veritas, but need some advice on which.
I do a lot of 3/4” material, and make a lot of tables. So my typical application is a stretcher or apron that is 2-4” in width, with a 3/4 to 1” tenon on the end. I’m worried that this might be too small to effectively use the large shoulder plane on. For those of you that have one, is there a piece that’s too small for that plane? I think I’d generally prefer the larger one if it would work.
I have another project coming up wihere I think I’ll use bread board ends. I’m guessing the tenon on that end will be an inch or more wide, but I haven’t designed it yet. For that, I’m worried the medium would be too small.
I’m looking for the goldilocks solution here – not too big, not too small for the work I normally do. And I only really want to have one.
Couple other things – I do not plan to clean up dados with them, as I have the router plane that works very well for that. I also considered other brands, but perhaps missed something. The Wood river were closer enough in price to the Veritas that I thought Veritas would be worth the extra. The LNs are quite nice looking as well, but the Veritas design has some great things that they don’t. And the new Stanleys are not well reviewed.
Thanks for the advice!
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