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Forum topic by Konquest posted 11-10-2011 02:09 AM 1007 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2011 02:09 AM

Santa came early to my house this year with a L-N #62 with cocobolo option, and I am about as giddy as a little kid on Christmas morning. From now on when it comes to hand tools, my M.O. is going to be “save up and get the best”. The thing that drove me to get this plane was the versatility and the ridiculous price retention should I decide to sell it down the road… When my wife gets home to relieve me of kid watching duties, I’m going to hone a steeper micro-bevel on this bad boy and put it to work!

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#1 posted 11-10-2011 02:11 AM

pure unadultered tool porn …. congrats!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 11-10-2011 02:13 AM

Man, that cocobolo is nice. I bet it’s an expensive option…and it should be; makes that plane look like it should (I hate the standard totes). That is one nice gift.

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

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#3 posted 11-10-2011 02:22 AM

Sweeeeeet tool man! Have fun skinning some wood with that one!

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#4 posted 11-10-2011 02:28 AM

wow, didn’t know they came with the cocobolo option. That makes all the difference in the world.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#5 posted 11-10-2011 02:30 AM

Congrats on the plane, it is really nice looking. Report back on she works!

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#6 posted 11-10-2011 02:33 AM

Nice gloat!

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#7 posted 11-10-2011 02:35 AM


-- Mark

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#8 posted 11-10-2011 03:12 AM

Cocobolo is $50 extra through I don’t think that is unreasonable, based on pricing aftermarket exotic tote/knob sets. I wanted my first new plane (I only have rehabbed stanley and millers falls planes up to this point) to be blinged out.

I didn’t see any other L-N online dealers who offered it, and it wasn’t available on all the planes through the website.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#9 posted 11-10-2011 03:27 AM

Yup. You suck.

It’s official ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 11-14-2011 06:39 AM

Wow great plane, trade ya;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#11 posted 11-14-2011 08:56 AM

Congrats. Beautiful plane. Merry Merry.

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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#12 posted 11-14-2011 08:36 PM

Oooo, shiny!

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#13 posted 11-15-2011 09:34 AM

I love my LN 62 with the regular cherry handles, but that cocobolo is really something else.

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