On 12 Jul 2004 06:56:43 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Andy Dingley)
My goal is to acquire a complete enough set of hand tools that I can
work in a shop environment without having to constantly be running
around looking for a chisel. Plus, I feel that having my own set wil
make me work better and more efficiently as I'll definitely keep my
own tools in the proper working order. Lastly, if I were hiring I'd
be more likely to go with the guy toting a nice set of well cared for
tools than one without. (All else equal.)
I feel pretty strongly that I'm going to be doing this for quite a
while, so I'm just trying to give myself the best chance at success.
That sounds like a good idea. I was at an auction this past weekend,
but I didn't see any planes. I'll keep looking.
I should have mentioned that I've already got the LV low-angle block.
It's a great plane, but it sure isn't made for end grain! With regard
to going with one manufacturer, I was thinking that it might be easier
to get better pricing on the lot if I bought in "bulk". Perhaps a
dealer that carries multiple lines might be the way to go. Any dual
LN - LV distributors out there?
I love it. I spent about 3 hours with it right out of the box (after
giving it a test drive as supplied by Lee Valley). After making a
whole bunch of black water, it made such pretty little diaphanous
shavings that I spent another 3 hours just whittlin' wood!
And would they even fit?! I just want to have a sharp spare always
available. Sorta like an extrap propane tank for the b.b.q. Less
interruption of work if your doing a bunch of planing.
LOL. You don't know what kind of discount I'm anticipating!!! What
would you consider an everyday clunker?
Interesting. I use one with relative frequency it seems.
You're right. I don't even know what the hell they're used for!
That's what I meant. <smirk>
I've heard great things about the LV. Why would I want a #80 as well
as the #112?
Something to clean tenons, grooves, housings, etc...
That's good to know. Could I "get by" without a jointer plane?
Assuming I won't be going totally neander anywhere, what if I just
used a #5 to put a clean edge on machine jointed boards?
A regressive work in progress.
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