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I wasn't too sure at the outset but turned out to be great

I wasn't too sure at the outset but turned out to be great

05-23-2020 02:34 PM by bonobo | 0 comments »

I’m giving this 4 stars because the instructions came with an incorrect measurement, which meant that the brass insert screw had to be moved after installation. This was problematic because the Lee Valley inset screws are made of a very brittle brass and the screwdriver slot is liable to fracture on the way in or out. I had a good sized piece of brass bounce off my eyeball when I was trying to get it in for the second time. When I eventually rebuild the shooting board, I’ll use a ...

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Huge time saver

Huge time saver

05-22-2020 05:12 AM by planecurious | 11 comments »

I’ve always had problems storing my Router Plane because of its shape and the fact that my workspace is quite small so I don’t have the luxuy of dedicating a shelf to it; the blade roll helped keeping the blades in but the fence was still a bit of a problem. I had decided I should make a dedicated box to store it but Veritas beat me to it and I am very glad they did! The box comes flat packed and is very easy to assemble with just a screwdriver (I found it easier to do so stand...

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VERITAS Optical Centre Punch

VERITAS Optical Centre Punch

12-30-2019 09:08 PM by LittleBlackDuck | 13 comments »

Boys and Girls, I have quite a few dodgy items in my workshop as no-one has written a review prior to me purchasing… or I was too lazy to do a search! As it’s not fair to review my own jigs, for your edification I thought I might take the time to review this Veritas offering that I received as a Christmas present and Santa wasn’t successful in reversing the inappropriate delivery. Now most of my scribes and centre punches seem to have tolerances in the caliber of 1/16”+. If you don&...

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Veritas Shooting Board - Not great, only good...

Veritas Shooting Board - Not great, only good...

01-22-2019 07:51 AM by CaptainKlutz | 13 comments »

Summary: Veritas Shooting board integrates (3) different Veritas products: Shooting Board Fence, 24” Shooting Board Track, and fabricated BB Plywood Shooting board. Expected to receive typical Veritas high quality product, but found several unexpected and disappointing issues as I attempted to use it. It does the job expected of a shooting board, but it could be better. Flaws in both the Fence and Track forced me to remove 2 stars from what could be a 5 star product. First ̵...

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Veritas Beading Tool - Similar to Scratch Stock (It's hard work)

Veritas Beading Tool - Similar to Scratch Stock (It's hard work)

01-15-2019 04:58 PM by PPK | 3 comments »

Just got done cutting a bead into another project. Pros:-The fence is great. One of the best features, in my opinion. Regular scratch stocks don’t have this fence that has a large surface area. It’s easy to keep the tool aligned with the work. With beading tools/scratch stocks, if the fence slips away from the edge of the work, you’ve got a ruined bead, and it looks awful. The fence also can be changed many different orientations to do flat or curved work. I can’...

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Make the Ferrari of shooting boards

Make the Ferrari of shooting boards

10-29-2018 10:22 PM by ColonelTravis | 14 comments »

I’ve been using a totally handmade shooting board that’s worked fine (although it didn’t work great for 45s but that was my fault.) In the near future, I have some things to make that require odd angles, and I didn’t know off hand how I was going to do that, plus my 45s were not coming out right without constant adjustments, so when I saw this fence for the first time I said – screw it, I’m buying this thing. The fence has only been available for a few m...

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Terrific clamp with a major (fixable) flaw

Terrific clamp with a major (fixable) flaw

08-03-2018 07:13 PM by ColonelTravis | 9 comments »

This should be a slam dunk 5-star product for hand tool users, a ridiculous design flaw knocks it down to a 4 because it’s fixable. I give the engineer who made this a big fat zero. I do not understand why Veritas ever let this issue out the door, or why they’ve never redesigned the problem. If you don’t have a tail/end vise (like me), this is a terrific substitute. I use holdfasts and notched battens but there are times when that doesn’t work so well. So I bought t...

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Veritas Inset Vise

Veritas Inset Vise

12-18-2017 09:28 PM by DreganTepis | 13 comments »

Item Page I’ve been asked several times about this vise, as it’s been seen in my pictures. So I decided to write this up. Installation was very easy! A router with a fence and a long straight bit will have this installed in under an hour. Just use the included dimensions, and don’t forget the through-holes so dust has somewhere to go. I’ve used this on 4 projects now since installing it last summer. The multiple jaws (including ones you can make) are great, th...

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"Best" Block plane

"Best" Block plane

11-06-2017 03:34 PM by PPK | 15 comments »

Ok, I know that writing the “Best” is a charged statement, and not everyone agrees, of course. But my opinion is that the Lee Valley Veritas Low Angle Block plane is the best buy among the other choice of block planes. My reasons for such a statement are below. Pros:-Fits the hand REALLY well. The little concavities for the fingers are perfect, and you don’t even have to think about it. Just pick it up and start planing. Lie Nielsen and the Stanley Sweetheart have a litt...

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A modern galoot's dream

A modern galoot's dream

09-03-2017 11:24 PM by galooticus | 13 comments »

I’ve been waiting for this plane for quite a while—a year or so? I don’t think I’ve been so eager to get my hands on a tool since I decided to jump into woodworking and got my first #5 and old disston. At Handworks I had walked into the barn wondering if I’d see this plane on display, and sure enough, Rob & Terry were there showing it off. The price, $399, made me pretty nervous, but the case and two blade boxes included for preordering took the edge off a...

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