|Forum topic by jasonburr||posted 180 days ago||561 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
180 days ago
I am in the process of expanding my tools and am looking for advice. I currently have $250 burning a hole in my pocket and would like to purchase a purely “want” tool. I have a Stanley 4,5,7, spokeshaves, drawknife, and block plane. I also have a veritas router plane, veritas carcass saws, combo plane, brace & bit, blue marples chisels, starrett combo square, marking knives, gauges, etc. I just ordered a LN dovetail saw, hock iron for the #4, and a coping saw but don’t have them yet. I also have a Shapton 1000 & 8000 and a dmt plate for flattening.
If you had $250, what would you buy? A few guidelines:
1. It has to be permanent. No lumber, glue, etc.
I am leaning towards a large LN shoulder plane. I don’t have a tool like it that can do what it can. I like the idea of not only buying something that I want, but also something I don’t have. And not just replacing a tool I have. Also thinking about a set of Pmv11 chisels from Veritas. I am open to other ideas. I am sure I have forgotten some other tools I currently have.