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#1 posted 07-12-2016 03:58 PM

I can only think of a few projects where I was test fitting things and did not have to grab a plane to get final thickness/dimension on something. Honestly with wood movement (I know you used plywood so it’s not as prevalent) I just plan for final adjustments when I piece my projects together.

Good job, hand tool work is definitely gratifying. I use power tools at times but depending on what I am building and when it needs to be done I prefer taking my time with the hand tools. Less noise, less dust, and a bit of zen thrown in. Not sure why it relaxes me but something about sitting at my bench, throwing on some tunes and creating something with my hands takes away the stress of the day job and teenage kids I have and my kids are pretty dang good too. Way better than I ever was.

I’ve restored about 7 or 8 old Stanley planes. All are over 100 years old and all work great. I do have the Veritas router plane which I got for inlay and I needed a router plane. I am also considering the Veritas low angle smoother for my shooting board because it’s cheaper than a Stanley 62. Otherwise I encourage you to keep on the old plane revival.


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