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WayneC

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08-09-2011 05:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tool veritas plane handplane question shaping

These look pretty cool. Anyone tried them yet?

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=67716&cat=51&ap=1

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov


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#1 posted 08-09-2011 01:03 PM

Some cool looking Coach makers planes,

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 08-09-2011 04:05 PM

I think they would be useful in some situations. Instrument making for example…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 04:18 PM

They definitely look cool. I’d love to hear from someone who has tried them.

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

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#4 posted 08-09-2011 04:24 PM

I wish I had those when I used to make patterns for belt buckles. I can see how a luthier might use those as well.

-- Michael :-{| Don't anthropomorphise your tools, they hate it when you do that.

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#5 posted 08-09-2011 08:31 PM

I have never seen the like before – My first thought was that they should be pulled, rather than pushed, it strikes me you would have far greater control on a pull stoke.

I don’t suppose any body has seen a video of these in use?

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#6 posted 08-09-2011 09:12 PM

They’re like tiny little Spokeshaves that you push with your palm?!? VERY cool looking but are they only used for areas you can’t get a spokeshave into or what?

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#7 posted 08-09-2011 09:15 PM

They’re cute. Am I the only guy that subconsciously wanted to go golfing after looking at the pictures on the right?

They registered in my brain as little tiny drivers.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 08-09-2011 11:41 PM

Little driver planes…. I guess we will need to see if someone posts a review…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 08-10-2011 01:30 AM

Funny guys.
Violinmakers will be happy.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 01-11-2012 05:39 PM

im thinking of buying the flat one for guitar bracing

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#11 posted 01-11-2012 06:02 PM

Man, I miss Wayne.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 01-11-2012 06:07 PM

Looks interesting I wonder how they work?

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#13 posted 01-11-2012 06:46 PM

The double convex would be more useful for guitar braces because
you can scallop/feather the ends or middles with a lengthwise convex
plane. Of course you can do it with a chisel too. For guitar planes,
look at the distance from the edge of the plane to the corner of the
iron – that’s the limit of how close you can get to the soundboard.

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#14 posted 01-11-2012 08:05 PM

cheers for that loren

-- pgray

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