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post #21 of 25 Old 04-14-2019, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Rhaugle View Post
This is what I was thinking of getting

Absolutely excellent tool...!!!...but be careful......they don't like being dropped. I'm having to replace my own of this same tool (that I loved very much) as a student dropped it...Even on a wood shop floor like I work on...they can get bent...

Good Luck and again, excellent choice!

Note however this is still a wider tool and not like a Veritas Shoulder plane that can get into narrow spaces...food for thought?

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post #22 of 25 Old 04-18-2019, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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No.7 update...

Finally got the no.7 out of the de ruster liquid and it looks A LOT better than I thought it would. Even has some original black paint. I figured out it's a type 13 (1925-1928). The handles need to be replaced, and probably the blade/chip breaker but for now, it'll do!
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post #23 of 25 Old 04-18-2019, 07:26 PM
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The jack plane is considered the “workhorse” plane and is the first plane to have in one’s arsenal. The LA is the right jack IMO, because it can be fitted with different angle bits (blades) to achieve various angles of attack and therefore can tame different wood graining. I own the Veritas LA with 3 or 4 different blades, including the toothed blade.

Considering your hybrid way of working (I too have a 6” jointer (I love my late 1950’s Delta) and a 13” planer (another great tool), that LA Jack would get some good use on the bigger stuff. Personally, sometimes I find the jointer gets outta hand when trying to flatten some sticks, and the jack plane helps me keep from devouring a precious stick.

Have you considered the Veritas Be el Up Jack Rabbet plane? Spendy, but it might do some of what you’re trying to do. Others with more hand plane experience: Can a large format jack rabbet be used for regular hack planing?
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post #24 of 25 Old 04-18-2019, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhaugle View Post
This is what I was thinking of getting

Unless you have a specific use for the rabbet block plane, I would suggest getting the 60 1/2 block plane instead.

It's hard to name a favorite tool, but my Lie-Nielsen block plane is probably it.
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post #25 of 25 Old 04-18-2019, 10:28 PM
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A plane I only occasionally use is a Veritas router plane. Very nice for flattening the bottom of a dado, but also set up so you can use it for inlays. Pix is of the plane, second pix is the inlay attachment. You can set the cutters to any required depth, and there are a variety of sizes Sharpening is a bit challenging I also love how nice it looks.

When you inspect the inlay kit, you see that you can use parallel cutters, set to whatever depth you want for vines and narrow strips, or use the single cutter for larger shapes.

But I use the rabbet plane far more often. My plane allows removing the front so turn it into a chisel plane, very handy for fixing measuring errors on picture frames.
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