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Bench Dog 62 Low Angle Manufacturing Quality Problems

Bench Dog 62 Low Angle Manufacturing Quality Problems

08-21-2019 02:52 PM by LakesideWoodworker | 1 comment »

I have been comparing LV, LN, Woodriver, and Benchdog Low Angle Jack Planes for some time. When Rockler had their Bench Dog plane on sale this month for $159, I thought I would give it a try. Out of the box, it looked very good. The certificate that accompanied the plane said the sole of the plane was flat and when checked with my steel straight edge, it appeared flat. I don’t have a granite stone to test for flatness. Also, using my Starrett combination square, the sides appeared sq...

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Wood River #7  Jointer Plane

Wood River #7 Jointer Plane

05-15-2019 09:31 PM by Dimensions | 8 comments »

So i just added my newest hand tool to my collection, the Wood River Number 7 Jointer Plane. This thing is a BEAST! At 22 ” and 9.6 lbs you definetly realize you are holding a well made tool. It has plenty of heft to take on gnarly grain in very hard woods. I will be putting it to the true test soon, as i build my first “real” workbench. I wanted to use this plane to assist in flattening the top of the bench. If you want to see my initial thoughts on this tool, you can ch...

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An absolute "newbie" meets Wood River Hand Planes

An absolute "newbie" meets Wood River Hand Planes

04-10-2019 03:27 AM by Artie623 | 13 comments »

Firstly,,, I did plenty of research, living in Maine that meant the internet as I don’t have a selection of biological live beings I can actually interface with. From one video to another… and came up with the idea that the tools with the most reviews were the ones that most folks used… folks that all know more than I do. So, between reading reviews, comparing pricing, and listening to the experts I was pretty sure Wood River met my requirements. Woodcraft has a 3-pack ass...

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Favorite Woodworking Hand Tool?

Favorite Woodworking Hand Tool?

11-30-2018 01:23 AM by LastingBuild | 5 comments »

This tool is really incredible! I made a video review/ tutorial on it! View on YouTube

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If I Was Only Allowed To Have One Hand Plane

If I Was Only Allowed To Have One Hand Plane

08-23-2018 03:01 AM by wrenchhead | 8 comments »

This is my first plane review and I thought I would give you my thoughts on the Lie-Nielsen No 62 low angle jack plane. I made a video review if you are interested, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqRl94cANG8&t=289s I purchased this plane about 2 months ago and have had the opportunity to use it on a couple projects now. I am very impressed with how many different tasks I can perform with just one plane. The low bed angle and bevel up plane iron gives you the ability to sharpen to diff...

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Wood River #62 Low Angle Jack

Wood River #62 Low Angle Jack

07-03-2018 09:48 PM by Dimensions | 7 comments »

So i decided to add another Wood River Plane by woodcraft to my collection. This is only my second hand plane purchase, so bear with me on terminology. Overall the plane has a nice weight. It is comfortable in the hand and it really feels like you’re holding onto a nice piece of metal. The Bubinga handles are shaped well and have a beautiful finish! I have a few older planes in my collection, and compared to my older Stanley planes, my wood River feel more substantial to hold. The Stan...

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Wood River #62 Unboxing

Wood River #62 Unboxing

07-02-2018 10:41 PM by Dimensions | 6 comments »

Just added my second Hand Plane to my collection. I chose the Wood River #62 to get a little more versatility with my planes. Check out my honest, first time reactions, here…https://youtu.be/OTF3k_VnBQk

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Pretty pleased with this plane

Pretty pleased with this plane

04-05-2018 03:44 PM by garageking | 4 comments »

My daughters gave me a Woodcraft gift certificate for my birthday. I don’t have a low angle jack plane which I have always wanted. I did the usual research and decided that I probably will go with LN or LV version in the future. I have the Woodriver 4 1/2 which I really like and after reading the reviews here and elsewhere, I decided to go for the Woodriver 5 1/2. I was very pleased with the fit and finish, everything flat and square, etc. The blade is quite hefty and just needed a lit...

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New Stanley Planes Hold Their Own

New Stanley Planes Hold Their Own

11-25-2017 06:01 AM by Redbeardedwoodworker | 10 comments »

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while. 3 years ago I decided to try a new Stanley Bevel Up Jack plane and it blew me away. Out of the box it was flat in all the right places, botom was square to the sides and it makes a surface to rival my Lie Nielsen smoother. I then bought a new Stanley block plane and had the same experience. It’s a great plane that is flat and true and as much as I hate to say it, since I spent about $150 more on it, it is more comfortable in my ha...

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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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