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Forum topic by Glen Peterson posted 03-03-2010 02:44 AM 2078 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Glen Peterson

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03-03-2010 02:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: rabbet plane

In a moment of weakness I succombed to the marketing strategy of the folks at Lee Valley who conspired to send me an e-mail introducing their new Veritas Detail Rabbet Planes. To make matters worse they are offereing an introductory price during March. I have the Veritas medium sized shoulder and the Lie Nielsen small shoulder plane and I thought these planes would be useful for small detailed work. These are really micro planes and may be more decorative than utile. On the other hand, like other Veritas products they are well made. The iron and brass are finished very well and they sit nicely in the hand. There are really only four parts to each planes The blades make nice shavings right out of the box, but I’m sure they’ll be more effective when sharpened and properly set.

I put the keys iand pencils in the photos to help show the scale.

-- Glen

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#1 posted 03-03-2010 03:03 AM

“The Chihuahua of Hand Planes!”

Very cute. Did I miss it, or … DID you use one of them to sharpen that pencil? ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 03-03-2010 03:21 AM

are you sure your other planes didn’t have a litter?? or is santas workshop moving

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 03:26 AM

I successfully resisted this marketing effort… but just barely. I love well made hand tools and these look to be just that… you will be the master of the tiniest of tenons.

-- jn

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#4 posted 03-03-2010 03:30 AM

“you will be the master of the tiniest of tenons.”


The finest, and most elegant stile-and-rail Victor mousetraps ever made ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 03-03-2010 04:20 AM

Can you get a good enough grip on those little guys? They remind me of mice.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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#6 posted 03-03-2010 04:22 AM

Very pretty planes.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 03-03-2010 04:27 AM

You guys are funny. I could easily get a comfortable. You can see the little rabbet I was beginning to make in the little block of poplar. They remind me of the heads of prehistoric birds.

-- Glen

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#8 posted 03-03-2010 07:46 AM

Introductory price doesn’t cover shipping… alas..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 03-03-2010 02:39 PM

Hmmm…. I’m always a huge sucker for such ploys… didn’t get the email or mailing …. betcha the wife intercepted it…. couldn’t find them on the Rockler website…

-- There is a fine line between eroticism and nausea...

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#10 posted 03-03-2010 04:01 PM

You need to go to to find the planes
Introductory prices on sets of planes until March 25, 2010. Save $20 on either the set of 3 Imperial or the set of 3 metric planes; the regular prices will be $169. For those who would like to purchase all five planes, the introductory price is $239 until March 25, 2010 and $279 after this date. Or you can purchase them individually. They look terrific and function as good as they look!

Canadian Pricing…..
Set of 3 Imperial Sizes (1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8”)
05P75.30 $149.00
Set of 3 Metric Sizes (6mm, 8mm, 10mm)
05P75.35 $149.00
Set of 5 Planes
(6mm, 1/4”, 5/16” (8mm), 3/8”, and 10mm)
05P75.40 $239.00

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#11 posted 03-03-2010 04:31 PM

Those are very nice…almost too nice to use :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#12 posted 03-03-2010 11:43 PM

Must… resist…. shiny!

-- To do is to be

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#13 posted 03-03-2010 11:48 PM

I am a friend of Glens – in case you didn’t figure it out already, he’s a very good shopper. These are some of just a few tools he doesn’t own. And the best news is now I won’t have to buy them!

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#14 posted 03-04-2010 06:30 AM

I have to come forward at this time and admit to the LJ world, I AM A TOOLAHOLIC, I feel the urge to succumb to all sorts of tool purchase opportunities. Enjoy the planes, they look well made and accurate. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#15 posted 03-05-2010 05:15 AM

Is there a 12 point program for this? Perhaps we should have an on-line meeting.

“Hi, I’m Glen. I’m a tool-a-holic.”

“Hi Glen”

Jon, you win post of the day.

Steve, some things should stay secret.

Maybe I should take up another aspect of woodworking, like, say, carving. There are whole sets of tools I don’t have yet.

-- Glen

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