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Blog entry by Will Mego posted 10-14-2010 09:43 PM 1131 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Long overdue Spring Pole Lathe Update! Part 7 of The Slowest Farm Shop series Part 8: 2011 plans... »

I was fortunate to get a visit today from Kyle Kinser, a student of Krenov and master woodworker (he’d probably not want me using that title, but I call it like I see it.) Who was in town and as usual, took pity on a semi-hapless amateur such as myself to give me something nobody knew I’ve been wanting forever…. a Stanley 60 1/2 low angle block plane!

Wow! Obviously it needs a little work, but this really made my day!

I’ve taken the legs off my giant spring pole lathe to get ready for winter, and glued up the bed for a slightly smaller one from 4×4 fur, and modified my smacked-together 2×4 poppets to work with the shallower bed height. I’m hoping to have some pics of some spring pole lathe action in the backyard this weekend! I also managed to score some Sorby turning tools on sale at Woodcraft, a 3/4” roughing gouge and a Skew Chisel.

By the way, you can see some of Kyle Kinser’s work for Sawbridge, which he was in town dropping off some of his work for at their page for his work: http://www.sawbridge.com/category.asp?catid=3950 He makes wonderful work!

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/



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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 10-14-2010 09:49 PM

Nice Present!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 10-14-2010 10:14 PM

congrat´s with your new toy may it serve you well
and thak´s for sharing the story :-)

take care
Dennis

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#3 posted 10-15-2010 12:01 AM

Sweet, I’ve got this very plane too. I love it and I’m sure you will too, and what a great story…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 10-15-2010 04:15 PM

He also added when he gave it to me that Krenov considered the #60 1/2 amongst the only manufactured tools he recommended having.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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#5 posted 10-18-2010 07:22 PM

I can defiantly understand that statement, my gramps gave me mine when I was a wee little dude and I’ve used it in most every project i’ve ever done.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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