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Posted on Getting into Hand Planes/ Which size/ Lie Nielsen?

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#1 posted 11-07-2018 09:14 PM

Dale, I have a Stanley #6 size Millers Falls plane you can have for the promise to buy a homeless guy a coffee or some food when you have the opportunity. Fully sharpened, back flattened, etc. Let me know if you are ever in the East Bay.

I also agree that a 4 1/2 is the best size of smoother.

A dull Lie Nielsen will do just as crappy a job as a dull Kobalt. Same thing with an improperly set up LN. The advantage of buying quality vintage planes and restoring them is that you gain a ton of hands on experience with setting up the blade/chipbreaker/frog etc. to get good shavings. Learning to sharpen and hone plane blades is a fundamental regardless of whether you go lux or ghetto.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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