Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object
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I thought I'd float this idea, seeing the other thread lately about fewer new tools in recent years.

Here are some that I'd like to lay hands on, but probably won't unless I get a windfall.   Failing that, I'd even love to hear first-hand owner stories:

- Bridge City Tools:   
https://bridgecitytools.com/products/jmp...tmaker-pro

- Blue Spruce Tools:
https://bluesprucetoolworks.com/products...coping-saw

- Clifton,  Block Plane:
https://toolsforworkingwood.com/store/it...IFBLOCK.XX

- Knew Concepts:
https://www.knewconcepts.com/marquetry-saws.php

- Special Customs:
http://www.planeclassics.com/pocketblockpage.htm



What's your dream list?

Chris
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#12
  Re: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by C. in Indy (I thought I'd float ...)
A Ron Brese handplane, but I'm not sure he still sells them. I handled one, and it was the smoothest cutting plane I've ever held. There was one demo at a woodworking show (WIA) where his plane was the only one that could tackle a very gnarly figured wood without tearout.
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Allan Hill
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#13
  Re: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by C. in Indy (I thought I'd float ...)
A Brese or Holtey infill plane would top the list but I suspect that Holtey, at least, has retired. Not that far out of reach, I'd try HNT Gordon's H&R planes if my project list were shorter and I had more years.
Thanks,  Curt
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#14
  Re: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by C. in Indy (I thought I'd float ...)
That Clifton block is eating a hole in my pocket right now. And, it's all your fault! I suppose woody enthusiasts feel the same way I do about brass/bronze body planes. I wonder if the iron is tapered?

Bridge City Tools have appealed to my enchantment with different ways to skin a cat. They just don't grab enough to prompt spending the dinero...
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  Re: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by C. in Indy (I thought I'd float ...)
(12-02-2019, 03:46 PM)C. in Indy Wrote: I thought I'd float this idea, seeing the other thread lately about fewer new tools in recent years.

Here are some that I'd like to lay hands on, but probably won't unless I get a windfall.   Failing that, I'd even love to hear first-hand owner stories:

- Bridge City Tools:   
https://bridgecitytools.com/products/jmp...tmaker-pro

- Blue Spruce Tools:
https://bluesprucetoolworks.com/products...coping-saw

- Clifton,  Block Plane:
https://toolsforworkingwood.com/store/it...IFBLOCK.XX

- Knew Concepts:
https://www.knewconcepts.com/marquetry-saws.php

- Special Customs:
http://www.planeclassics.com/pocketblockpage.htm



What's your dream list?

Chris
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#16
  Re: RE: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by AHill (A Ron Brese handplan...)
(12-02-2019, 05:33 PM)AHill Wrote: A Ron Brese handplane, but I'm not sure he still sells them.

I believe Ron is still very much in the plane business. Give him a call.
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  Re: RE: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by AHill (A Ron Brese handplan...)
(12-02-2019, 05:33 PM)AHill Wrote: A Ron Brese handplane, but I'm not sure he still sells them.  I handled one, and it was the smoothest cutting plane I've ever held.  There was one demo at a woodworking show (WIA) where his plane was the only one that could tackle a very gnarly figured wood without tearout.

I handled Ron’s smoother at Handworks some years back.  It was a superb feeling plane.  Ron was a great guy to talk with as well.
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#18
  Re: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by C. in Indy (I thought I'd float ...)
That Clifton plane looks purty, but I'll likely stick with my Sweetheart era No. 60-1/2 Stanley.

Cost is never absent from my decisions; too many years of not having money. But I'll confess that, if I had time (another missing element in life), making a lever cap like the Clifton one for the No. 60-1/2 would be a fun little project.
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  Re: RE: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by Bruce Haugen ([quote='AHill' pid='...)
What's your dream list? -

Just one (which some of you lucky ones may actually own):

A handplane Krenov himself made (and, even better, used)!

Simon
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#20
  Re: RE: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object by Bill_Houghton (That Clifton plane l...)
(12-03-2019, 02:10 PM)Bill_Houghton Wrote: That Clifton plane looks purty, but I'll likely stick with my Sweetheart era No. 60-1/2 Stanley.

Cost is never absent from my decisions; too many years of not having money.  But I'll confess that, if I had time (another missing element in life), making a lever cap like the Clifton one for the No. 60-1/2 would be a fun little project.

I’d like to take a shot at that lever cap, too.  I had hoped that a pic of the underside would be available; I’d like to see how the wood is joined to the metal
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