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    for Vaughn, my planes

    Here is my 'collection' of planes.
    The big one on the left is a Stanley-Bailey #5.
    Center red one is a Sears. It is a low cost tool, below Craftsman. I purchased this many years ago and believe it is the only one of the three I have ever used. It is virtually identical to the Stanley #220 on the right.
    I inherited the two Stanley's. I don't think I have ever sharpened any of them.
    That's it folks.
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    Wow Frank, first the bowl gouge and now hand planes

    I don't think I could finish any flatwork project I have without my trusty block plane and smoother, they are just so very useful, to me
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    Wow Frank, I think we have the same collection, but you've out done me by one plane.
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    How can you guys do quality work without hand tools is beyond me.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    How can you guys do quality work without hand tools is beyond me.
    Easy, I have a lathe!
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    Well, I guess I understand why you don't see the allure of hand planes. I suspect if you used one that was sharpened and tuned, you might understand. I know I didn't understand either until I used a well-tuned plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Well, I guess I understand why you don't see the allure of hand planes. I suspect if you used one that was sharpened and tuned, you might understand. I know I didn't understand either until I used a well-tuned plane.
    Hey, that reddie is as much fun to use as a dull axe on dry oak. Wadda I need to tune for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    How can you guys do quality work without hand tools is beyond me.
    Ample use of the 80 grit plane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Well, I guess I understand why you don't see the allure of hand planes. I suspect if you used one that was sharpened and tuned, you might understand. I know I didn't understand either until I used a well-tuned plane.
    I think you hit the nail on the head. I bought a #3 that came to me tuned and sharpened and it was a "SO THIS IS WHAT i AM MISSING" moment. Been a convert every since.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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