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Planeman40

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549 days ago

For the billionaire woodworker who has everything . . .

http://www.holteyplanes.com/

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!


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muleskinner

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#1 posted 549 days ago

Proof that there are people that live in a completely different world than I do.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 549 days ago

I’ve seen those, and read a PWW review of one. Shwartz actually had a complaint about the way the tote was fastened to the plane (only one screw as I recall). Anyway, it’s hard to imagine I’d spend that much on one even if I had Bill Gates money.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, we sent 'em to Washington.

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Francisco Luna

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#3 posted 549 days ago

What a big mouth has that guy -Schwartz-, to even dare to criticize a Holtey Plane!!!!

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akmiller907

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#4 posted 549 days ago

I would love to have some of his work. Holty is considered to be quite possibly the best hand plane maker ever. But doubt that I will ever get that luxury. Instead I am shooting for a complete set of old Stanleys and lie Neilsens.

-- Kenny

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 549 days ago

Some of those cost more than all my power tools combined!
I wonder if these actually get used or just get collected, and if so, by whom!

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Ripthorn

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#6 posted 549 days ago

I go to Karl’s site somewhat regularly, as I am wanting to build a couple of infill planes and he has a lot of good info. I have found that the infill makers (Karl Holtey, Ron Brese, Konrad Sauer, etc.) are extremely open to sharing information regarding how they make their planes. They don’t try to keep stuff hidden from the average joe, in fact, they get on some of the forums and participate and answer questions regularly. Of course I will never be able to buy one, but I can at least get a education on them.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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Jim Rowe

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#7 posted 549 days ago

If you take a look at the website there are hundreds of shots showing the enormous amount of detailed work that goes into the design and creation of these planes. Many buyers use them on a daily basis while some sit and stare at them! Worth every penny IMHO.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Jorge G.

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#8 posted 549 days ago

You might also like Marcou’s planes which can be seen here . Philip is a member here and a very nice guy.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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muleskinner

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#9 posted 549 days ago

I’ll admit to being pretty clueless about hand planes, so maybe someone can fill me in. I look at the ‘Handplanes of your dreams’ thread and see pictures of rebuilt Stanley and Bedrock planes that were rescued from the bargain bin and guys are making tissue thin passes with those things. What advantage does a Holtey plane have over those?

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waho6o9

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#10 posted 549 days ago

It’s probably like a Rolls Royce vs a jalopy Mr.MSkinner.

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muleskinner

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#11 posted 549 days ago

So no functional advantage?

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Jorge G.

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#12 posted 549 days ago

What advantage does a Holtey plane have over those?

None, there are some subtle advantages like weight (easier to push the plane), better blades, Marcou is making a plane with a magnetic mouth so the blade does not slide through ( I guess that is a problem for some rich guys).

I guess the only true advantage is that they come ready to use out of the box, which is not the case with regular planes, even LN have to be checked and the blades honed.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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Jim Rowe

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#13 posted 549 days ago

Both a Rolls and a jalopy will get you from A to B but you will have a far better experience in the Rolls!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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DouginVa

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#14 posted 549 days ago

And they are pretty darn cool lookin’ too. I wouldn’t mind adding a few of those to my tool cabinet. Remind me to start looking under the sofa cushions, car seats, washing machine, piggy bank, etc. Anybody need their grass cut? I don’t charge very much. I need to find a paper route….......

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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DouginVa

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#15 posted 549 days ago

And they are pretty darn cool lookin’ too. I wouldn’t mind adding a few of those to my tool cabinet. Remind me to start looking under the sofa cushions, car seats, washing machine, piggy bank, etc. Anybody need their grass cut? I don’t charge very much. I need to find a paper route….......

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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