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Forum topic by Ray posted 178 days ago 465 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ray

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178 days ago

..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

371 posts in 981 days


#1 posted 178 days ago

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 178 days ago

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 178 days ago

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 178 days ago

#1 bedrock

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Don W

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#5 posted 177 days ago

keep the bedrock without a doubt!

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

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pmayer

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#6 posted 177 days ago

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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