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Tools #1: Stanley hand planes

03-31-2013 02:55 PM by thefrozenwoodworker | 1 comment »

My new favorite plane is this Stanley No. 7 – it might have something to do with the fact that I have been surfacing a couple of laminated tabletops recently. I think I’ve been using an inappropriate size plane for the job and this is the first time I’m using the right size. I have found though that even for slightly smaller jobs, the sheer length and mass of the plane is very useful. Will I reach for a 7 instead of my 5? Probably, if I can fit it on the piece! Ok not really but it is nice when it works, and I would grab my 5 over a 4 more often now… In any case, I was initially soured on the idea of trying to rehab old planes after a bad experience with a n...

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