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Offline jacko9

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Hand Planes from Veritas
« on: October 01, 2014, 07:51 PM »
Lee Valley just sent out a flyer showing the new Veritas hand Planes @

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/customplane.aspx?c=

These look exceptional and can be customized to suit your needs with a selection of interchangeable parts and availably custom angles.  The frog can be ordered in three standard angles or you can order your angle of choice to suit the type of wood you are working with.

Take a look and let me know what you think.  I know the price is high but, for a lifetime investment in a top quality tool it looks reasonable to me.

Jack

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Offline GreenGA

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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 07:55 PM »
 I was on their site last week and read all about them.  Very nice.  Enough so that it was difficult not reaching for my wallet.  [unsure]
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Offline jacko9

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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 08:03 PM »
I know what you mean and the ability to have multiple angle frogs for your plane that can be interchanged in minutes to adjust to the wood type your cutting is very tempting.  I don't recall seeing a plane fence for a bench plane before and the one offered fits all of their planes so you need to only buy one of them.  I wonder if my son wants a nice set of used Record planes?

Jack

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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 08:27 PM »
Uh Oh!
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Offline jacko9

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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 10:42 PM »
Uh Oh!

Yeah, thats what I said when I saw the new offerings [eek]

Jack

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 02:23 AM »
This is really interesting, I've no plane right now, so I'd consider one of these for sure..
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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2014, 02:53 AM »
You have noticed that for every frog angle you want you need to purchase a new plane for now? i.e. there are no separate frogs available - only the packages. This was highlighted in the last Woodtalk by Matt from Matt's Basement Workshop who was at WIA for the release of these custom planes.

Not saying that Lee Valley wouldn't be quick to possibly respond and sell the frogs separately as well, but for now 'Buy one plane and multiple frogs' isn't an option.
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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2014, 03:31 AM »
I have no experience with this new design but I have 4 other Veritas planes and each of them is superb. The guy in the Lee Valley video, Vic, is a very knowledgeable and easy to follow presenter which helps a lot.

I met a senior guy in one of the UK tool companies (a while ago and can't remember which company) who said that he had been to visit Lee Valley and they had a huge room with thousands of planes in it from all over the world. There were loads of different designs, most very old, and all restored in working order. I was told that the designers of the Veritas planes can use this collection like a library to see how certain concepts may or may not work. I think that demonstrates the huge amount of design effort and product development that goes on at Lee Valley before a new Veritas plane is born.

Every workshop should have a Veritas low angle jack plane. I used mine 5 minutes ago and feel good about the day already.

Peter

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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2014, 06:19 AM »
Reiska,

I think it is possible to buy extra frogs, blades, etc. separately but the website doesn't make it easy to find. If you look under "what's new" you'll see an accessories link.

Here is the link, and the one for the frogs too.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=72240&cat=51&ap=1
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=72113&cat=51,72240&ap=1

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2014, 08:49 AM »
I have no experience with this new design but I have 4 other Veritas planes and each of them is superb. The guy in the Lee Valley video, Vic, is a very knowledgeable and easy to follow presenter which helps a lot.

I met a senior guy in one of the UK tool companies (a while ago and can't remember which company) who said that he had been to visit Lee Valley and they had a huge room with thousands of planes in it from all over the world. There were loads of different designs, most very old, and all restored in working order. I was told that the designers of the Veritas planes can use this collection like a library to see how certain concepts may or may not work. I think that demonstrates the huge amount of design effort and product development that goes on at Lee Valley before a new Veritas plane is born.

Every workshop should have a Veritas low angle jack plane. I used mine 5 minutes ago and feel good about the day already.

Peter

Peter

Do you have a link for the videos you mentioned?

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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2014, 08:56 AM »

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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2014, 09:37 AM »
I appreciate RLJ's link but here is the general link from which you can find all of the videos:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/home/Videos.aspx

Peter

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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2014, 10:30 AM »
Hey, that Silicone Egg Separator looks great.   [big grin]

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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2014, 01:01 PM »
This reminds me a little bit of the VP (variable pitch) plane that Bridge City put out some years ago.  I was getting into fine hand tools at the time and I bought one thinking:  wow, what an awesome idea--one plane to do it all!  I liked the brilliant design and also the fact that it was heavy but in practice the thick iron took and long time to sharpen and I found it impossible to get a spare iron.  So since I seemed to be always out of sync with the schedule of the company's production vs. my needs and the different way I started working I ended up selling it.  Collecting tools that I don't use is no longer of interest to me.  But what is of interest to me is a tool that can do more than one thing well, and this thread has got me thinking about filling out my plane selection again with some of these multitasking ones from Veritas. 

Offline Tinker

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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2014, 03:26 PM »
I have looked at Veritas hand planes for many moons.  They are quite innovative. I have not bought one yet having fixed up several old Stanleys and bought a couple of Lie-Nielsen's.  The next plane I get has been on my mind to get a Veritas.

I wonder about this plane tho.  It seems like too many small parts (screws) to get lost somehow.  If anybody here does get one, I will be interested in some kind of a report. 
Tinker
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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2014, 03:47 PM »
Tinker, If you have issues with "loose screws" (???), you might consider a magnetic bowl, like sold for mechanics.

Incidentally, I am 56 and going on 34 and I don't feel a day older than 55. I find a few loose screws every once in a while...


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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2014, 08:30 AM »
Tinker, If you have issues with "loose screws" (???), you might consider a magnetic bowl, like sold for mechanics.

Incidentally, I am 56 and going on 34 and I don't feel a day older than 55. I find a few loose screws every once in a while...


Tom

Tom, The magnetic gown idea sounds great,
just so long as it doesn't get too close to my head [doh]
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Re: Hand Planes from Veritas
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2015, 05:22 PM »
I thought the whole idea behind having a low angle plane was its ability to have various differing included angles just by either altering the grind angle on the microbevel or just putting a iron (blade to some people) with a different angle of grind.

Why bother getting a different angle frog to do this? Unless its just for their bevel down planes in which case it does mean you don't have to backbevel the iron.

For what its worth I have their Low angle block plane and to some extent have been doing this (altering the angle of the grind) for years.