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Forum topic by metroplexchl posted 11-03-2017 04:00 PM 435 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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metroplexchl

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11-03-2017 04:00 PM

I would like to try my hand at making a wooden bench plane. I was curious who are some of the higher quality hand plane blade makers out there? Might as well start with the best blade possible!

thanks all,

chris mccollum

-- What ever you do, be good at it. -Abe Lincoln


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#1 posted 11-03-2017 04:22 PM

Veritas PMV-11 for western style blades.

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Loren

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#2 posted 11-03-2017 04:39 PM

Hock tools sells some kits and irons.

Lee Valley sells some thicker irons without
a hole for mounting a chipbreaker.

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#3 posted 11-03-2017 06:06 PM

For steel at the top of the heap i say Japaneese blades. Tasai’s blue steel is what I use so that’s my vote.
I also have Hocks blades, David Finck A-2 and lie Neilson.
Ain’t that pretty.

-- Aj

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#4 posted 11-03-2017 08:55 PM

LV PM-V11 if they make one that will work. They have a couple of hardware kits for diy wooden planes also that include their blade skew and depth adjuster

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#5 posted 11-04-2017 01:18 AM



For steel at the top of the heap i say Japaneese blades. Tasai s blue steel is what I use so that s my vote.
I also have Hocks blades, David Finck A-2 and lie Neilson.
Ain t that pretty.

- Aj2

wow. that is gorgeous!

thanks all for the replies.

-- What ever you do, be good at it. -Abe Lincoln

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metroplexchl

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#6 posted 11-04-2017 01:28 AM


For steel at the top of the heap i say Japaneese blades. Tasai s blue steel is what I use so that s my vote.
I also have Hocks blades, David Finck A-2 and lie Neilson.

wow. that is gorgeous!

BTW, where do you buy your Tasai blades from?

-- What ever you do, be good at it. -Abe Lincoln

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Aj2

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#7 posted 11-04-2017 02:30 AM

I have bought any hand tools for several years I am settled with what I have. This is where I last bought something.
http://japantool-iida.com/index.html
Good luck

-- Aj

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