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#1 posted 07-03-2019 12:58 AM

Hard, soft or ply (hold for gasps).

This part made me laugh. I have an ugly and a pretty version of my most used planes. I’ve grabbed a pretty plane and went to use it on ply and thought to myself…nah…you’ve got an ugly cousin for this job.

Now on to more serious things. I might be the weirdo in the group. I would prefer, if buying new, to go with the Wood River series even if i have to flatten and true it up a bit. Out of the box they are still solid users and I saved some coin. If you want to really learn how to make these things work then you can learn to flatten and tune it yourself. Too me that is half the fun of using planes. Same logic goes for table saws. Just about anyone can buy one and cut wood or fingers with it. But if you really want to learn how to be accurate you have to learn to tune it.

All that being said if i could justify the LN #4 Bronze I would have one. Then again I’m a weirdo who owns a Stanley No 2 with an original orange frog…because reasons.

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