Well as they say in the classics i couldnt resist. So i discovered Ebay. Woe is me.
I know the Spinny thing is a vortex but i am discovering this plane thing is another one.
So i got sucked into the Plane vortex without much knowledge but it was all Chris Schwarz's fault. He says in his book flatten the cup in your workbench with a plane and it feels better when you have someone else to blame dont it. He made me do it....thats what my sons always say.
Well I wanted to take the Ambassadors advice and did up to a point. Looked up Patrick Blood and it got me started down a slipperly slope. Torn between the past and loyalty to my favorite Canadian "mens jewelry store" LV I found the excitement of the Ebay auction too much to withstand.
Some of you will note my deleted post of yesterday in which i desperately tried to reach out to the "Brain Trust" here for advice on my purchase without trying to disclose the source but none was coming due to timing of my need. Hey I was down to 20 minutes in this auction.
So after being hooked with both line and sinker I fell for it and pulled the trigger.
Now, i have a LV Block Plane, and of course the great smoothing plane the Ambassador sent me, along with the handed down Stanley smoothing plane that my Dad gave me dating back to WW2 but none of these suites the honourable Mr Schwarz for flattening a workbench. Noooooo.
No he says in his book i need to get another one.
So I sprung for a jointer. A real sweetheart. Yup a Stanley Sweetheart No7. Probably paid way too much for it but it was much less than getting a new one from LV and I thought traddition, recycling, collecting and recession and sentimental were all good words going through my mind at the time of the auction. Darn near lost it near the end of the auction. I had pipped the other bidder earlier on and he/she had gone away. Then i learned fast about an ebay auction. You need to stay live in those last minutes. At one point i lost it and had my screen to the forum open hoping someone would respond to my post and say forget it Rob its junk but that saving voice was not forthcoming. The urge to win superceded my sensibility and I succumbed to the delight of being the victor.
Now a day later i suffer from buyers remorse.
Should i or should i as they say on TV YOU BE THE JUDGE.
So go ahead and answer my poll......what the heck you need as much knowledge of Planes as me and thats is none.