|Forum topic by Millo||posted 05-20-2012 04:41 PM||2604 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-20-2012 04:41 PM
Yet another noob question from me.
Just wondering, would the awkwardness of holding a ginormous shoulder plane on small pieces lead to inaccuracies? If not, and if one is looking for one shoulder plane to take care of tenons in a workbench, and large breadboard ends, etc, is a large shoulder plane (like Lie-Nielsen’s or Veritas’) more versatile than a medium one?
Would a 1-1/4” blade wide shoulder plane make the job too awkward to be accurate/make it difficult to actually see what you are doing when cutting shoulders for indoor furniture, when maybe most indoor furniture tenon shoulders are 3/16”~3/8” maybe a whole 1/2” in large pieces? Is the only really practical function of this tool to work on VERY LARGE joinery like that in workbenches, very large cases, traditional “architectural” joinery, etc?
If the owners of these tools could relate how often they actually reach for this tool vs. reaching for a medium shoulder plane (or not using a shoulder plane at all) when building typical furniture with mortise/tenon joinery? What other applications do you have for your large shoulder planes? If one were to own ONE shoulder plane, would it be smarter to spend the $220-240 in a large premium shoulder plane over the far more reasonable price of the medium-size versions?