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Forum topic by laxbograt posted 02-13-2013 01:35 PM 1171 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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laxbograt

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02-13-2013 01:35 PM

Does anyone have any feedback / experience on these?

Watched an interesting video of a guy using one and now it is like a pebble in my shoe and I can’t seem to stop thinking about buying one.

What do you think?

Carlos


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Marcus

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 01:39 PM

I think you would need to install a lot of hinges to make a tool like that worth the cost. If you just enjoy doing everything by hand and the thought of grabbing a router to do it makes you cringe or plane chisels take too long, go for it.

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12strings

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#2 posted 02-13-2013 02:58 PM

I just watched the video, and I really don’t see why I couldn’t do that same exact thing with a block plane, or even a smoothing plane with the mouth opened up. I mean, you are still chopping out the ends of the mortise with a chisel.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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laxbograt

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 04:26 PM

Yeah I know, it doesn’t seem rational to spend all that money on such a unitasker.

Think the need has left, I was tracking one on ebay and the price just jumped from 25 to 75, at that point I’m just a stone’s throw from a brand new LN.

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Loren

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 04:51 PM

I don’t have one, but I wanted one for awhile.

Hinges are one application. In fitting moulding
as well the planes are useful for hogging material
off the back of a moulding to fit to a bulging
wall.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Francisco Luna

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 05:00 PM

There was a time….......
.....when many woodworkers and artisians use to make their own tools….
It will take a few hours to make this version the way Krenov planes are made.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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John

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#6 posted 02-14-2013 07:18 PM

I don’t get what it will do that a router plane won’t… As far as the LN video (I just looked it up on youtube), where he cuts a little hinge mortise on the edge of a door panel, I would have just pared that off with the chisel he already had in his hand.

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Francisco Luna

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#7 posted 02-16-2013 12:38 AM

the guy was installing a small hinge…...what about larger ones?
The idea is to get an even surface under the hinge, this plane makes a better job than a router, because it’s narrow and makes a “bridge” over the work area.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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