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Forum topic by Ray posted 01-26-2014 11:50 PM 581 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ray

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01-26-2014 11:50 PM

..a LN bevel up Jack or a Bedrock 605.5(super tuned and milled by TT)- which would you keep?

-- Creating less fire wood every day


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12strings

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#1 posted 01-27-2014 12:43 AM

I would keep the 605.5, because it will be easier to get another LN later of I change my mind, and I just like bevel up better…

the only exception being…if I only had one plane, and had multiple blades for it…i would rather have just the low angle jack…but of I already have a smoother and a joonter, I’d keep the bedrock.

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

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richardwootton

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#2 posted 01-27-2014 01:19 AM

My bedrock is easily my favorite plane and the one I reach for the most. I don’t have any experience with LN, but I’d probably stick with the bedrock.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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DocBailey

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#3 posted 01-27-2014 01:27 AM

12string has it right—for two reasons:
• you can always buy another BUJ
• your Bedrock – beyond being in a tough-to-find size – has been TableSawTom’d

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Nicholas Hall

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#4 posted 01-27-2014 01:53 AM

#1 bedrock

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Don W

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#5 posted 01-27-2014 11:32 PM

keep the bedrock without a doubt!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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pmayer

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#6 posted 01-28-2014 03:25 AM

If these planes are for using (rather than just collecting) I’d suggest keeping the one that you enjoy using the most, get the best results with, etc. If that is really a tie, then I’d keep the Bedrock. I have a couple Bedrocks and a couple L-N planes (two more on the way this week), and personally, nostalgia aside I prefer using the L-N planes. Don’t get me wrong, they are ALL good.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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