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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Astounding no one carries a plane anymore.
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2017, 05:40 PM »
You're right Tony.
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Re: Astounding no one carries a plane anymore.
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2017, 03:29 PM »
Still carry a hand plane in my kit - not a frequent user but some sharp chisels and a small hand plane has saved the day too many times to leave any of them behind.
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Offline andyman

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Re: Astounding no one carries a plane anymore.
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2017, 05:25 PM »
Block and smoothing in my basic kit

Offline Harry1561

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Re: Astounding no one carries a plane anymore.
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2017, 02:28 AM »
I always carry a block plane and Jack plane, still use them on a regular basis  8)I

Offline Billy stray

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Re: Astounding no one carries a plane anymore.
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2017, 10:04 PM »
I use an ehl65 to hog off most of a Scribe but my Nielsen block plane is always the last couple passes
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Offline JakobProgsch

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Re: Astounding no one carries a plane anymore.
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2017, 05:19 AM »
When reading the title I thought the "carrying" was meant as in no shop carries them. Which was the issue I ran into as a hobbyist when I was trying to buy some planes. Apparently no one in Switzerland sells anything but those consumable blade planes. I had to order them from Germany.

Offline curiousdork

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Re: Astounding no one carries a plane anymore.
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2017, 01:11 PM »
One of the guys in my shop needed to remove around  3/32nd of material.  Instead of using a hand plane he spent nearly half an hour setting up the table saw for the cut.  Me?  A minute on my LV LA block plane and it's done.  I'm a newbie woodworker who started with tools and progressing to hand tools.  I have a myriad of power tools for rough and final dimensioning, but my go-to tools for precision are my chisels and hand planes.

Offline Goneshootin88

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Re: Astounding no one carries a plane anymore.
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2017, 05:38 PM »
Sometimes I pull out my low angle block plane just to give the customers a show. They always make a comment about "real craftsmanship." Little do they realize, I'm just too lazy to walk back outside to the saw.


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Offline Macintyre

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Re: Astounding no one carries a plane anymore.
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2017, 01:00 PM »
I'm an old guy, and I've been pushing a plane for fifty years. I've got a table saw, a jointer, etc., but when I'm a slosh shy of a fit (r a square), I can be done and moving on with another part of the job before I would even break out the electrics.

Offline curiousdork

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Re: Astounding no one carries a plane anymore.
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2017, 05:36 PM »
I'm an old guy, and I've been pushing a plane for fifty years. I've got a table saw, a jointer, etc., but when I'm a slosh shy of a fit (r a square), I can be done and moving on with another part of the job before I would even break out the electrics.

My first foray into woodworking involved the use of power tools.  Since I buy my lumber from local sawyer, it's often rough and requires flattening.  I've found that a jointer is indiscriminate in how much material it takes off.  When building a bookshelf for a friend I found that one of my pieces was cut unevenly on the bandsaw mill resulting in one side being thinner than the other.  To combat more material being removed I used my low angle jack and went to town where I needed material removed.  I managed to correct the issue, removed the twist, and flattened the board.

It's not that I think power tools are bad, but when you spend 20 minutes setting up a table saw when you need to remove 1/16th of materia, using a handplane is much, much faster.  I still use the table saw to dimension pieces but a lot of my flattening and smoothing are done through hand tools.  I'm looking forward to getting a plow plane, a router plane, and a rabbet/shoulder plane to do things like dadoes.