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09-15-2011 12:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tool hock waynec spokeshave block plane

They are announcing the new kits at the Woodworking in America show…

http://hocktools.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/new-kits-for-wia/

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#1 posted 09-15-2011 12:12 AM

I fixed the images….

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

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#2 posted 09-15-2011 12:30 AM

Very cool. Thanks for the notice, Wayne.

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#3 posted 09-15-2011 12:41 AM

Thanks Wayne!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 09-15-2011 02:59 PM

FWIW – - I like hock irons. However, I think their kits are a little over priced and, IMO, it is more fun to use your own wood and then you have the option of using some really interesting wood.

It is a little harder to use your own wood because the kits come pre-cut. I put together a plane made with cheap wood first be fine tune the dimensions and get everything positioned just right before I do the real thing with really interesting wood. The last plane I made featured leopard wood.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 09-15-2011 04:39 PM

Spokeshave blade “made in France” ???

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#6 posted 09-15-2011 08:31 PM

I visited Hock’s workshop in Ft. Bragg California. Bought blades for about 9 planes, and a scribing knife or two. World production of tool grade steel has shifted to France and China. To serve his customers, Ron Hock has to have a reliable supply chain, and in these unsteady times, France is it.

Sweden doesn’t make or sell plane blades.

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#7 posted 09-17-2011 04:15 AM

crap…there goes more of my cash.

The spokeshave kit is VERY high on my list of things to play with.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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