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  1. #11
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    Thanks guys for the input. Mike, I hadn't even thought about the handle and knob for the block. The jewelry box is going to birdseye maple and mahogany. This is my first try with the birdseye and I'm not sure how well any of my planes will work with it. I am thinking I will be doing a lot of sanding and scraping. Should work great with the mahogany though!

    Tod, are you offering up any smoothers? If so, What ya got and how much do you want for them?
    Last edited by Ed Nelson; 01-04-2007 at 10:25 PM.

  2. #12
    Steve Clardy Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hale View Post
    Hey Ed,

    I've got the LV BU Joiner, BU smoother and medium shoulder plane along with some old Stanley #5 and #4 1/2 plus a low angle block plane.

    The BU smoother and 4 1/2 get used the most followed by the block and then the BU joiner. Most of my work is solid wood case goods; desk, cabinets and tables. The BU joiner is wonderful for flattening panels followed by one of the smoothers. The block plane just knocks off sharp corners. The shoulder plane does a lot of different tasks, from fitting tenons to adjusting the depth dadoes cut by the tablesaw. The #5 i use for taking the high spots off rough lumber before it goes through the jointer but it's my least used plane.

    If i had just the #5 and a block plane, I'd be looking for a 4 1/2 as my next plane. I really like the extra width it provides because i can camber the blade and still take a wide, fine shaving. I know you said money is tight but if you can afford it, the LV BU smoother will be the most versatile smoother choice because you can alter the cutting angle to suit various woods.

    Hey Steve, what spare planes do you have?????

    Brian
    All sizes and conditions from 3's to 8's. Hovering around 80 some
    Stanleys and Bedrocks

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    Mmmmmmmm Bedrocks
    ........not all those that wander are lost

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    i`m still lookin` for an early style 4-1/2--8 tote in good shape? pre 1908..
    associated with several importers and manufacturers.

  5. #15
    Steve Clardy Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    i`m still lookin` for an early style 4-1/2--8 tote in good shape? pre 1908..
    I'll go look again. I got several in before my roof fell in

    I have forgotten about them.

    I sent several to Steve Knight for patterns. Knobs and totes. He is going to reproduce them since Mike in Katy gave it up.

    I'll get back with you

  6. #16
    Steve Clardy Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    i`m still lookin` for an early style 4-1/2--8 tote in good shape? pre 1908..
    Send address tod
    Last edited by Steve Clardy; 10-20-2007 at 05:29 PM.

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