Although there is "never enough money" for a tool collector like me, I
have permission from SWMBO to purchase another hand plane (she gets an
equivalently valued item as part of the deal).
I already have the following:
Lie-Nielson adjustable mouth bench plane
Lee Valley Veritas Medium shoulder plane
Steve Knight coffin smoother (it's on order)
Lie-Nielson 4.5 bench plane
Lie-Nielson small chisel plane
Now I'm considering:
The new Lee Valley Veritas bullnose shoulder plane
Lie-Nielson skew block plane
an edge plane from LN or LV.
a joiner from LN, LV, of Knight toolworks.
ECE moving fillister
Replies from Mr. Lee and Mr. Knight are welcomed but will probably be
considered ever so slightly biased.
Given that I'm doing a lot of tenon and mortises, rabbits, and dados,
I suspect the joiner planes are a lower priority. Besides I have a
electric 6" joiner. My router, joiner, planer, and table saw gets me
most of the way, I just clean up afterward with handtools..... The
woods I use are maple, lyptus, and occassionally zebrawood and white
oak. Have not tried other woods (yet). I use a lot of the birch veneer
plywood (the good stuff with 14 layers) for panels.
What say y'all? I'm itching to spend a couple hundred dollars but to
maximize my investment.