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Posted on What One Tool Brings You JOY--True Joy?

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#1 posted 09-02-2016 03:52 PM

True. Joy.

Tough question, but I recall two specific tools that literally made me laugh out loud when I first used them: A #48 T&G plane and the Stanley #45.

I’d never seen the tools in person before getting them into my shop. Couldn’t make the #45 work until I saw a couple of seconds of Roy Underhill using one on his show. Went to the bench, set up a sample board, fettled the plane as he did, and OH WOW!

The #48 was different in that the tool is essentially fool-proof. Clamped up a piece of stock, cut a tongue, and laughed! THIS IS SO EASY to make T&G boards of any size! For the backs of carcases, etc. So cool.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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