|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 09-06-2010 04:33 AM||1174 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-06-2010 04:33 AM
A few weeks back I developed an interest in hand tools in general and hand planes in particular. I have brought a couple of topics to this forum and I have gotten some great advise. I have also been doing a lot of research by reading a couple of books and trying to learn what I can on the internet and in woodworking magazines.
I’ve bought a couple of modest used planes on e-bay to get a feel for using a hand plane, and I have enjoyed “playing” with them.
I read a review in the Nov, 2003 issue of Popular Woodworking of the Lie-Nielsen #62 low angle jack plane. It sounds like this is a very high quality plane and a very versatile plane. One can change it’s character by using a different iron with a different bevel angle. Then I found a very nice used LN #62 for sale. It appears to be in perfect condition.
I decided to come back to the font of knowledge and ask my LJ friends to comment on this plane. This would be my first “real” plane (i.e. one that cost more than $100).
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.