Today should be a Lee Valley delivery day!


I'm waiting for 2 new little toys to arrive. SWMBO ordered a couple of goodies a tad late for Father's Day due to my tardiness in getting my wish list to her on time.
I'll report on the usefulness of the MKII honing guide. The other item is something most of you have in one form or another--LA block plane.
C'mon UPS! (Or should I be wishing Godspeed for FedX?)
Dave
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Ahhh, yes... Lee Valley delivery days are always good days! But I haven't been too impressed with either UPS or FedEx lately - why don't more places use DHL? Happy Father's day, Andy
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I find I still get great service from the old-fashioned post office. Lower costs and fewer hassles - especially cross-border.
Mike
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FedX came about 10 minutes after I got home from picking up the plastic resin glue across town.
I gotta start a new thread about one of the tools I got...
Dave
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This borders on cruel and inhumane punishment.... Pat-who waited for his last order(not at lee valley) and got half of what was ordered- and not the half I wanted...
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Why did you order stuff you didn't want?
:)
Clint

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Needs and wants....2 different things in this case ;)
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Got my LA block plane the other day and love it . First real high quality plane I've owned, more surely to follow.
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I'm a tool junkie now...I just ordered the large shoulder plane to complement the medium one I have that's usually too small for what I need it for. I need a 12 step program. But it's SWMBO's fault; she gave the go-ahead. She could always say "no". Crazy woman!
Dave
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You ASK?!?
Patriarch, who just ordered the new scrub, plus a 'few things'...
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Only because she's been the one that's encouraged me to buy a number of expensive equipment that I'd have passed up for cheaper alternatives. Plus she always buys me tools for birthday, xmas, fathers day, anniversary... It's the LEAST I can do! :)
Dave
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David wrote:

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I'm still trying to decide if this is a gloat or a neener...
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:) Naw...it's only justification, on my part.
Dave
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Yesterday (06/21/05) was delivery day for me, I got the ball tail rear handle and front wood knob, and the chamfer guide for my V-L-A-B-P, threw in a pint of Norton honing oil too. They have a great price on that.
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Please let me know what you think of the handling of the plane with the ball and handle.
Dave
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Yeah, I would as far as usage goes, but right now I'm not set up to work just yet.
I bought them because in adult ed. shop (me learner) I was planing tenons, faces and cheeks and at the finish of a shave, found myself running my hands into the wood edges and corners causing bleeding nicks. That got to be too much!
These handles are well made enough but do not give a "greatly" enlarged area for more safety, though they will help much. It all depends on how you hold it.
One problem I did not like is, the rear knob screws directly into it's casting, which is pure iron without a brass insert for it, and that means "very easy to strip the threads", as I saw the micro-burs coming off. I could also feel the softness of the iron, had to be very careful with several tries at getting it properly threaded.
I suppose a new tote-like handle could be made to bolt in there, and make it better, then you'd have more of a #2 plane. I think at the price, worth buying. The front knob was made in Taiwan.
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