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Forum topic by newplane posted 1473 days ago 1062 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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newplane

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1473 days ago

Hello friends, I originally started out asking the question which would you buy, Hock blades for refurbed Baileys or WoodRiver handplanes. Here is the original thread http://lumberjocks.com/topics/16570

After reading all of the good advice i decided to go with the Hock Blades and use the stock chippers. Then my wife told me while i was on R&R from Iraq she said that I should purchase something myself as a consolation to the end of the deployment. (I told her she faced as much hardship as I had, just different, I bought her a new Dell laptop)

So aside from the Hock blades (and the agreed amount for my spending spree) this is what I was able to fit in the budget that I was working with. I am very blessed to make such a purchase, that I have a loving wife that understands my passion for woodworking, and thank the Lord that we so far have been safe while deployed. I will do some reviews once I get back and put the new tools through the paces.

Veritas® 1:8 Guide with Saw Item 05T0302
Truing Stone for Water Stones Item 08M1530
Right-Hand Edge Plane Item 05P0301
Steel Point Scriber, 2-3/8” Item 30N2801
Standard Dovetail Saw, 14 tpi Item 05T0501
Mortise Chisel, 6mm (1/4”) Item 55J0506
Plow Plane with 5 Blades (1/8”, 1/4”, 3/16”, 5/16”, 3/8”) Item 05P5120
Veritas® Low-Angle Jack Plane, A2 Item 05P3401
Honing Compound, 6.0 oz Item 05M0801
Veritas® Low-Angle Spokeshave Item 05P3201
Austrian Drawknife Item 64K0102
2” x 7” Hock Plane Blade Item 19P2004 (1ea)
1-3/4” x 7” Hock Plane Blade Item 19P2003 (1ea)
2-3/8” x 7” Hock Plane Blade Item 19P2005 (2ea)

No pictures yet, the order was just placed today. All of it was through LeeValley, I took advantage of free shipping that they have until the 11th. Have a blessed day friends.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1473 days ago

fantastic! congratulations, and thank you for your service! you made good and all (wife, service, and tools – in that order).

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Ingjr

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#2 posted 1473 days ago

Wow, looks like you got an awesome wife and a great set of tools. Don’t forget to post the pics. Congrats and thanks.

-- The older I get the faster I was.

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swirt

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#3 posted 1473 days ago

Great new additions. And THANK YOU.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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newplane

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#4 posted 1473 days ago

Thanks, I am super excited about the new tools, I am more excited about getting back with my family, to be with my wife and children that is my sole desire. After they tell me to stop crowding them and that they need space I will escape to the small shop i have and put the tools to good use.

CessnaPilotBarry- I am looking forward to using that plow plane, I am pretty much all hand tools right now so it will be good to have a plane that will cut accurate dado’s. I have a Stanley 45, and I love the plane, but I do have to fettle with it for a while to make it work. The reviews on the LeeValley Plow all said it was a mark improvement on design.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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#5 posted 1473 days ago

Enjoy and thanks so much for your service to our country.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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FatScratch

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#6 posted 1473 days ago

I’m glad to hear you are back to your family and back home here in the USA! No words can really say “thank you” enough for your service.

Great selection of tools. I have the low angle plane and dovetail saw you ordered; I love them. Congatulations and post some reviews after you spend some quality time with your family and then in the shop!

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UnionLabel

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#7 posted 1473 days ago

Welcome home, brother. Nice score on the tools. Use and enjoy.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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newplane

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#8 posted 1473 days ago

Thanks everyone, I will post reviews once i get my hands on the tools.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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James

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#9 posted 1472 days ago

Welcome Back! That sounds like a good deal you made with your wife. Deployments are not easy for either person especially where you were. You both deserved to have something nice for yourselves. Good luck with the new tools and thank you for your service

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newplane

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#10 posted 1472 days ago

Thanks friends..this is such a great community.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

#11 posted 1470 days ago

That’s awesome, I’ve been working on my had tool collection lately. I’m finding with my cramped shop they are coming in real handy. Can’t wait to finish my plane and tool restorations…...

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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