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#1 posted 01-13-2019 04:33 AM

What do you intend to build, Tables, LA Jack. Small Boxes 102.
My first LN was the Brass 102, later got the 60 1/2 rabbet and some brass Spoke Shaves.
You can use the 102 on almost anything the LA Jack not so much?
While in principal the 60 1/2 and the Rabbet plane are the same plane after some time in your hand
you find they are slightly different and I seldom reach or look for the Rabbet plane when I need a block plane?

- Andre

Yes, first large project will be a slightly dumbed down Roubo..But also some small furniture, shaker table, a book case, and whatever else sparks my interest. But those are on the horizon near term. That little 102 seems like a nice plane for little every day tasks. For example I needed to flatten a small piece of maple for a shop jig would have been nice to have a plane, ANY plane actually. Instead used my belt sander for a reference edge then my planer from there.

Funny the 62 is not a highly regarded plane here on LJ, everyone else I speak to seems to think that plane is the end all be all plane.

- sawneck

62 actually very good choice as first large plane, my preference would be a Veritas with PMV-11 iron!
All my first bench planes were Stanleys which I tuned and swapped out the irons for PMV-11
Seeing as I live quite close to a Lee Valley the Veritas planes were much easier and cheaper to obtain, PMV-11 irons made the choice a no brainer.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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