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shaneymack

Veritas skew block plane

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Just got this bad boy tonight.

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Here is a size comparison next to the standard block plane. Very similar size

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It is a lovely little plane that sits great in hand. As usual the blade comes needing a honing and maybe a little work on the back. I only opened it up late tonight after i put the kids to bed so I haven't gotten to that yet. It was sharp enough to play around with so i gave it a try.

Put the blade in, adjusted it, lowered the nicker, put the fence on and went to town. It was super easy to setup. Within 5 minutes of having it out of the box it was on some wood.

I started by cutting cross grain and right away the fence slipped. Tightened it up and i felt it slip again. I took the rod out and sanded it perpendicular to the rod.

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Didn't slip again. Easy fix.

Here are a couple quick test cuts in some poplar.

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Took the fence off and free handed a few inches of raised panel

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Pretty impressive results considering the amount of time I spent setting it up, the blade wasn't as sharp as it should be and it is my first experience with a plane of this kind. I am really impressed with this little guy. I can see it coming in handy for cleaning up tenons, cleaning up raised paned off the table saw ( yay no more sanding raised panels!) small one off rabbets etc.

Oh and they come in pairs.....

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Just now, shaneymack said:

Far off from a BCTW plane but they are really cool !

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Agreed. You should visit them sometime. :) 

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Agreed. You should visit them sometime.  

I do my best to steer clear of their website. One could go bankrupt quick.

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5 minutes ago, shaneymack said:

I do my best to steer clear of their website. One could go bankrupt quick.

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Just messing with you. :) 

The Veritas ones look nice! I was being sincere. 

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7 hours ago, shaneymack said:

I do my best to steer clear of their website. One could go bankrupt quick.

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But green won't bankrupt you?  It would me!

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Nice planes, Shane!

 

I ordered the LN version of those planes on early February, right hand only though. Still hasn't shipped yet... oh well.

 

Time to cancel and order the veritas

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Just now, shaneymack said:

Time to cancel and order the veritas emoji12.png

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I would but I'm a sucker for LN's bronze planes! I don't really mind waiting anyways.

 

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I'm glad to see they kept the form factor of the DX60. Did you buy the angle setting jig for the MKII so you can sharpen the blades?

I did. It makes sharpening a skewed blade a no brainer. Well done like everything Veritas does.

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8 hours ago, Tom Cancelleri said:

I'm glad to see they kept the form factor of the DX60. Did you buy the angle setting jig for the MKII so you can sharpen the blades?

I need to do that for my skewed chisels.

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It's very worthwhile getting the angle setting jig. I bought it for honing my skews and it really works well.

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I have the Ln version myself. Maybe it's just me thinking the grass is greener.Sometimes I wish had Lee Valley planes just so I could switch over to pm11 steel.

I really don't like A2.

Nice addition Shaney.

 

Aj

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I have the Ln version myself. Maybe it's just me thinking the grass is greener.Sometimes I wish had Lee Valley planes just so I could switch over to pm11 steel.

I really don't like A2.

Nice addition Shaney.

 

Aj

What is it you don't like about A2?

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It takes too long to sharpen and doesn't hold a keen edge very well.Esp for the effort it takes.

Most of the chisels I use are Japaneese blue steel.I have one Kanna.

So I am comparing A2 to the other.

I hollow grind my plane blades so that's helps.

The blue steel cut away fast and stays sharp long time.:)

Aj

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Yeah, that's a grass greener in the last post. When do you ever cut the lineal feet with a chisel that you expect out of a plane? I am not going to make a better or worse statement, but my training is to evaluate testing criteria and you cannot make apples to oranges comparisons. 

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