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A good find before CL Rule #5 kicked in?

by Andybb
posted 09-07-2018 12:37 AM

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#1 posted 09-07-2018 06:57 AM

Yep, that is longer than a 5.

Question?? Why do you want longer, what it is you are looking to do?

Patrick has some negative thoughts about 6's I’m bigger than he is, and I like 6’s, and really like 7’s for Jointing. I have always made smaller items though. If you build benches for a living, you’ll want the 8 for getting it.

If it was me, I’d go look at it, and bring a piece of something tough and stringy, and see what you think about it after using it a minute. You are kinda at the tall end of 6’s here, but it is a nice looking specimen. If it keeps looking nice, and has metal to spare on the iron, I might pick it up, or I might have years ago. I’m about full up on planes now.

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#2 posted 09-07-2018 07:57 AM

Looking to face 3/4” boards after jointing and gluing. The 5 always seemed a little short for that. The 8’s seem huge for the size I planing.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 09-07-2018 03:22 PM

Of my bench planes, #3, #4, #62, #6, #7, I use my #6 the most. If I set it aggressive it can really hog off the material as its wide (can skip the gym those days…), dial it back and it can joint pretty much everything. When jointing, longer planes don’t seem to do much more than reduce the need periodically check the joint while planing to focus on particular areas, and longer planes don’t focus on areas as well; I’d rather joint with my #6 than #7 most of the time. I agree with Paul Sellers, I prefer my #4 for flattening the face of boards.

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