A very versatile block plane

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Review by Mike Lingenfelter posted 01-22-2008 04:17 AM 3955 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This Skewed Block Plane can be used for many operations. It can be used to work on end-grain, like a standard block plane. It has a fence and nicker so that you can work on tenons and rabbets. The nicker can be moved so that it is engaged or not. I’ve used it to clean up some tenons and it work beautiful. The skew blade really helps to reduce tear-out when going across the grain. I haven’t added an auxiliary fence to mine yet, but it’s coming soon.

It come in Iron or Bronze and as a left or right skew. They call them left and right handed, but it’s really just which way the blade is skewed. Ideally you would have both, depending on which direction you need to go. So far I only have one of them.

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#1 posted 01-22-2008 04:56 AM

Great looking plane Mike. I’ve seen the advertisements.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 01-22-2008 11:05 AM

I think if it is from Lie-Nielsen it is a winner out of the box. They are like male jewelry.

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#3 posted 02-10-2008 02:10 PM

Any trouble sharpening the skewed iron??

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#4 posted 02-10-2008 06:08 PM

No real problems. I use honing guides to help with my sharpening. With the skewed iron you have to use a jig that lets you skew it. For my skewed blades and chisels I use my VERITAS MK. II Honing Guide.

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