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Forum topic by robdem posted 03-26-2015 11:39 AM 907 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2015 11:39 AM

Getting a retro check today from work so I have some money to spend .want to buy something would never buy do to cost .Have all the big power tools table saw band saw jointer planer and have a good deal of hand tools . Was thinking about the lee valley shooting plane . Have about 500 to spend could go little higher if I had to . So help me spend my money

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#1 posted 03-26-2015 11:41 AM

Lathe? I know it’s more, but it sure is a lot of fun. Don’t know if you have that though

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 03-26-2015 11:44 AM

Swede have lathe already setting it up now just got my grinder and wolverine jig . Bought the new rikon midi lathe .

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#3 posted 03-26-2015 11:54 AM

You may already know, but Lee Valley has a sale on from today to Saturday – you get 15% back in gift cards for all purchases of Veritas products over $100. So if you’re getting that shooting plane you should consider buying it before Saturday.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#4 posted 03-26-2015 12:10 PM

Yeah got the email other day thanks

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#5 posted 03-26-2015 12:25 PM

Some nice hand cut rasps

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#6 posted 03-26-2015 01:37 PM

Depends on what other higher end planes you have. A Veritas BU LAJ, BU smoother, scraper plane would be higher on the list vs the shooting plane. Other thoughts:

High quality spray gun/compressor or turbine system for finishing
Spray booth with filters/blower
dust collection
Small Band saw for lighter work – 10”
Router/router table
Drill press
Lathe spindle chuck
Lathe separate flat jaw chuck or vacuum chuck for bowls
Lathe tools – need 1/4” , 3/8”, 1/2” spindle and bowl gouges, 1 & 2” rough gouges, various thick heavy scrapers, carbide insert tools for roughing

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#7 posted 03-26-2015 01:49 PM

Osu55 have BU jack and smoother from lee valley and they are great . Have set aside some of the cash for my lathe tools going to buy so that is covered and have a drill press and router table . Reason I was looking at shooting plane was I would probably never buy it . Normal budget doesn’t let me

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#8 posted 03-26-2015 03:45 PM

I have the shooting plane and it is really, really a sweet tool. Getting 15% back in gift cards will take a lot of the sting out of buying it.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#9 posted 03-26-2015 04:32 PM

Router plane or a No 7 plane if you don’t have one would be pretty high on my list. Even if you do a ton of work with machines like I do those things will really help out when you can’t use a machine.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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#10 posted 03-26-2015 04:52 PM

Ramsey have a router plane and two number 7

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#11 posted 03-26-2015 06:07 PM

Sounds like you want the shooting plane. If you want it and can afford it, get it. If you get the PMV11 version you’ll get $50 back on a gift card, enough to cover the $40 minimum order for free shipping next time.

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#12 posted 03-26-2015 06:54 PM

Tim yeah got to try it out at the wood working show in New Jersey last month very nice plane. Just don’t if it’s worth me buying If I’am not going to use it much thats my dilemma . Have a few other things I could buy friend suggest a shoulder plane don’t have one of those yet .

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