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    which plane next ?

    hi all

    ok heres the question , which plane next ?

    a little background ...... i already have all the regulars #2thru#7 some old collectors stuff and some rehabbed by me , and a new #2 from tom lie-neilsen and a shoulder plane from L-N also. an old #78 rabbet plane, and finally a 71 1/2 dado plane . i think thats all of them

    ok so now that you now that, what say you for my next one for the collection ?

    before anyone says #8 i really dont have an interest in that one , it wont do anything that my #7 wont do so why waste the money ........ i use my planes on a regular basis and spent alot of time learning how and fettling and sharpening. all that said , i want a user , not a showpiece.

    so whadaya think ??
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

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    Jim,
    I'd look into either an LN 60 Rebbet plane, or a 140 skewed blade rabbet plane (with removeable side panel). Depending on your type of work, maybe a 98/99 pair.

    Sargent also made a double bladed rabbet-cleaning plane that was pretty much the equivalent of the Stanley 98/99 pair. I don't recall the number right now, and I'm not anywhere near the shop so I can't go look it up.

    An LN 97, or a Lee Valley #95 would also be handy, as would a bevel-up smoother, like the LN 62, or the LV. I have all of these, and use them fairly often.
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    thanks jim

    i guess i have some homework to do , because i have only heard of a few of these
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

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    Every time that I think that I should get some planes and learn how to use them I look at the price and say "Well, forget that". Why are they so expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Bookout View Post
    Every time that I think that I should get some planes and learn how to use them I look at the price and say "Well, forget that". Why are they so expensive?
    Because they have to be machined to very precise standards.

    As to answer the original question, well I would go for the LN #140. It too is pricey but with the skewed blade and fence, it would be a very versatile plane to have in ones arsenal. At the same time, if you like doing stuff by hand instead of a machine, perhaps a LN Router Plane might be good for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Johnson View Post
    ....if you like doing stuff by hand instead of a machine, perhaps a LN Router Plane might be good for you.
    Yeah, I sorta forgot about that one. It'd be a good addition, too. LV also has a new router plane, and old Stanley 71's, etc. are fairly easy to find, although most are missing blades, fences, or both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim capozzi View Post
    thanks jim

    i guess i have some homework to do , because i have only heard of a few of these
    A good reference and education source for Stanley planes is Patrick Leach's site. Browse through http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan0.htm. There's a lot of good info there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Bookout View Post
    Every time that I think that I should get some planes and learn how to use them I look at the price and say "Well, forget that". Why are they so expensive?
    Allen do what us Bottom Feeders do. Buy an old used one that needs just a little TLC. Spend a couple of hours cleaning, flattening and sharpening. Then you have a plane that works just as good and costs MUCH less. I don't think I have more than $50 in any of mine. Now, they look old and tarnished but it's how they work that matters. And mine in my hands work just as good as any new one.

    Jim C. Got any block planes? I didn't see you mention one and I couldn't work without a block plane. Thats one tool that I would like to have 3 or 4 sitting around sharpened and ready to go.
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    block-n-rabbit planes are my most used....then i use an old 113 quite a bit, probably as much as my jack.
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    hi all

    "perhaps a LN Router Plane might be good for you"......

    thank you travis , but i already have a stanley 71 1/2 router plane with two cutters in fine + shape. but i will look into the 140 you mentioned ..thanks !


    "Jim C. Got any block planes? I didn't see you mention one and I couldn't work without a block plane. Thats one tool that I would like to have 3 or 4 sitting around sharpened and ready to go".

    jeff i have a stanley 60 1/2 low angle block plane that i have worn out almost. i guess that one is a lesson learned about buying quality and cry once ......i am on my way to buying another real soon my dad always said i would never learn !! ok i learned dad

    thanks to everyone for the replies i am still looking around and doing my homework to see what will be next . keep the replies coming !! thanks again
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

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