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    Hi Jim, I actually have tried it (on new and...

    Hi Jim,

    I actually have tried it (on new and vintage planes) and didn't like it. I'm blessed with very good eye and can usually get and even cut just by eye ball. That said, I do something very...
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    Hi John, I haven't decided whether or not...

    Hi John,

    I haven't decided whether or not I'll write a full review yet...but the main reason I haven't yet is I have a prototype, and if were to review them I would want to wait until I have a...
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    I should probably also define what I mean by "on...

    I should probably also define what I mean by "on fly"...there seem to be a few definitions that people use.

    Some folks use it to mean adjusting the plane while in motion, some use it to mean the...
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    I haven't had any issues with bumping the Norris...

    I haven't had any issues with bumping the Norris adjuster, but I haven't used the new Stanley so I can't make any sort of comparison there. There are set screws, but they are intended to keep the...
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    Nothing wrong with heavier planes. It's a matter...

    Nothing wrong with heavier planes. It's a matter of personal preference, combined with what woods one works, and what task one uses a plane for. In terms of long planes I find the weight of my type...
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    I don't know the whole story but I do know that...

    I don't know the whole story but I do know that the decision to include the cap iron was something they spent a lot of time evaluating.

    I first heard about these a little over 3 years ago, before...
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    Alright guys, I'm back in Philly, so I'm going to...

    Alright guys, I'm back in Philly, so I'm going to go through this thread and try to answer questions about these planes based on my experience using a prototype of the No. 4 in my shop over the past...
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    Just quickly, as I am shortly getting on a plane...

    Just quickly, as I am shortly getting on a plane to fly back to Philly (no, I'm not at WIA this weekend...my weekend was much less fun)

    Anyway, no not without some additional parts. The BU planes...
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    I've had a prototype of the 4 in my shop for...

    I've had a prototype of the 4 in my shop for several months. I'm away from home this weekend and don't have time to post many details at the moment, but when I get back to Philly I'll try to address...
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    Wow. You've been busy. Looking forward to seeing...

    Wow. You've been busy. Looking forward to seeing the article.
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    What? No miniature Swazye Express?

    What? No miniature Swazye Express?
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    Okay,okay...I'll cave. The big announce is...

    Okay,okay...I'll cave.

    The big announce is that LV is merging with Woodpecker...they are re-releasing all the tools they already make, just in bright red instead of black!

    Consider the beans...
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    Probably right...that's likely what I would do...

    Probably right...that's likely what I would do too.
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    Now THAT is funny... ...although I must...

    Now THAT is funny...


    ...although I must admit, the fact that neither of the things they announced last year have come out does worry me...I hope LN isn't in any kind of dire straights.
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    I think they are referring to Chris Griggs, not...

    I think they are referring to Chris Griggs, not Chris Schwarz....Jeez Rob, the visit wasn't THAT long ago :-)! I got in there to see the excitement before Megan did...PWW must have seen my post...
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    They're expanding their market and releasing a...

    They're expanding their market and releasing a new line of cat toys and pet beauty products...OBVIOUSLY!
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    I've gotten to the point where sometime I'll...

    I've gotten to the point where sometime I'll peruse ebay just for the entertainmen value...currently the most amusing thing I'm running across are these two...ahem... "collector quality" miller falls...
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    Got it. Thanks Dave and George! Chosera rub...

    Got it. Thanks Dave and George! Chosera rub stone...great idea!....I have one of those somewhere that I don't use for anything. Given that I work in a shop with no sink and use multiple steel...
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    Just saw this. Yep, exactly, it was so worn in I...

    Just saw this. Yep, exactly, it was so worn in I didn't know what to do with it. It didn't seem like it was doing anything, not even polishing...even less then a worn in HTA. In hind site should...
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    Well I should confess, I didn't remember a lot of...

    Well I should confess, I didn't remember a lot of this stuff until recently, but I randomly decided to register for some undergraduate math courses this coming year (I work in higher ed so its free...
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    Interesting. I really wasn't sure if you...

    Interesting. I really wasn't sure if you considered that steep of if you had converted wrong. I like my bench chisels (which are 01) right at 30 degrees and sometimes will even raise my narrow ones...
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    Ummmmmmm not to be an even bigger geek than I've...

    Ummmmmmm not to be an even bigger geek than I've already been in this thread, but errrr that's 12.5 degrees Steve. I think you mean 5pi/36?http://www.sawmillcreek.org/images/smilies/smile.gif
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    Its 30 degrees....do you need to review your unit...

    Its 30 degrees....do you need to review your unit circle or do you consider 30 degrees steep for chisels? :-)
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    Pshhhh...that's so lame, I mean it measures in...

    Pshhhh...that's so lame, I mean it measures in degrees....real men measure angles in radians. I like to hone most my edges to an angle of pi/6 radians.
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    Coming up fine for me.

    Coming up fine for me.
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