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Selecting a Vintage Hand Plane: Deal-Breaker vs. Deal-with-It

If you went with me to a flea market or antique shop, I could pick up the hand planes one by one and tell you exactly why I would or wouldn’t buy them based on make, model, and condition. I … Continue reading

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Jointer Plane Gets (Another) Fix-Up

My poor Sargent jointer plane.  It’s been through a lot, and now this. About a month ago, I got one of the new PM-V11 irons from Lee Valley for the jointer in anticipation of some heavy work with a bunch … Continue reading

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How Many Planes Does a Man Need? Dimensioning a Board with Three Hand Planes

Not long ago, someone noted my growing set of hand planes and asked, “How many planes does a person actually need?”  Without hesitation, I answered “three.” Aside from certain specialty planes and joinery planes, a regular bench plane performs one … Continue reading

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