WTB: No. 4, No. 5, No. 7 Planes, Router Plane Veritas or LN, LN LA rabbet block plane
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  Re: WTB: No. 4, No. 5, No. 7 Planes, Router Plane Veritas or LN, LN LA rabbet block plane by Chris Watson (Evening everyone! ...)
As always you are more right than you know. I thought I had it whittled down to a few basic tools I needed to complete my first project.

But, alas, I was offered some very nice tools at fair prices, but more than I budgeted for. I've emptied the wallet on tools from folks here the last few days. And I was supposed to be saving to take the wife out for a couple of nice dinners out this Labor Day weekend! :o

I may be divorced come Monday, we shall see. Wink

The tidbits I am gaining from various posts like the above here are incredibly valuable. Even the guy on eBay who I got the brace from was very kind and offered advice to my questions. He refurbs vintage hand tools. Took the entire brace a part, replaced the bearings, greased them, buffed the handles, repainted the Yankee on the pad, soaked all the metal in evaporust. The things is a beauty. The hammer blows on the cap, the Knicks in the metal, plus the story of the guy who restored it, and how, make it and some of the tools I've bought very memorable to me. It's not just "some rusty tools snagged off so and so". They have character, a history, a story. Not to mention these tools will outlive me.

But yes I'm really going to have practice some hard core self control and buy a few things here and there each month. And the advice about the soles of planes is valuable because as I start out I read and read. But the things you read, things about making sure the soles are flat, may not always be accurate in practice. Academic writing is not always founded in reality. So you think, "I need this". When the reality is sure that would be something to strive for but in reality this is what is important. So it's good to hear these things.

Chris
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  Re: RE: WTB: No. 4, No. 5, No. 7 Planes, Router Plane Veritas or LN, LN LA rabbet block plane by Chris Watson (As always you are mo...)
You are done for. Enjoy the ride down the slope. 

Just remember to never admit to your bride what you actually paid for tools. I often ship tools in brown paper wrapped boxes, sort of like they used to do with porn.  Laugh Laugh
Credo Elvem ipsum etiam vivere
Non impediti ratione cogitationis
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  Re: WTB: No. 4, No. 5, No. 7 Planes, Router Plane Veritas or LN, LN LA rabbet block plane by Chris Watson (Evening everyone! ...)
Chris - I have a LN 60 1/2 Rabbet Block Plane I could let go.  It's older but never been used,  in the original box.  Only thing is it doesn't have nickers, which may be a deal breaker for you.  No hurry, let me know if you are interested.
Carl




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  Re: WTB: No. 4, No. 5, No. 7 Planes, Router Plane Veritas or LN, LN LA rabbet block plane by Chris Watson (Evening everyone! ...)
Just make sure you make her something really nice, and eventually your wife will forgive the money spent.
Steve S.
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  Re: RE: WTB: No. 4, No. 5, No. 7 Planes, Router Plane Veritas or LN, LN LA rabbet block plane by Gregory of Sherwood Forest (Did you just join th...)
(08-30-2016, 09:09 PM)Gregory of Sherwood Forest Wrote: Did you just join the KCWG? If so, if you can hang on until the Feb-Mar timeframe, that's usually when Lie Nielsen comes to town and has their demo and sale there at the guild building. There's a guild special, too.

It's a great deal, and you can try out all their tools.

January 2017
Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. -- G. Carlin
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