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Forum topic by RogerC posted 05-08-2012 02:01 AM 872 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RogerC

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05-08-2012 02:01 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hand planes planes veritas

Hey everyone,
I’ve cuaght a bit of cutting board fever! thing is after the initial glue up, and the secondary end grain exposed glue up the boards are far to big for my jointer and tening to be just to big for the planer. As such im looking to bu my first hand plane or possibly planes. (and appropriate sharpening tools too boot) The exciting thing is I plan to spend the wad and go for some of the best right off the bat! I figure this should get all the hand plane junkies in a really tithy! I want to get a veritas (gotta support my fellow canadians eh, not to mention by the sounds of it they make quite a product) but i just dont know which one is the ideal for the task of smoothing up boards after glue up and ultimatly making them flat for the second glue up exposing the end grain.
masters of the planes please share your wisdom
Rog


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Brandon

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 02:25 AM

Lucky you! For the end-grain you’ll want a plane with an iron bedded at a low angle.

Low-angle jack:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/Page.aspx?p=49708&cat=1,41182,41186,49708

Low-angle smoother:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=45864&cat=1,41182,48944

These should get you started off on the right foot. I’d also buy some traditional-style bench planes as well, so you’ll have a well-rounded set.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 03:01 AM

I vote for the bevel up low angle smoothing plane. Works great on a shooting board and end grain.
Don

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know that.

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 03:46 AM

You’re wise to go for the best planes first RogerC. Veritas are great planes.

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 10:12 AM

I shot my WAD on some Veritas tools for the wife a while back. They are great planes and I plan on getting thier #6 some time down the road. Dont be afraid to throw in some old Stanleys later on.

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 08:05 PM

Roger, you have received some sound advice.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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