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  1. #46
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    Over at the jock-strap site, there's a Blog by a chap called Mosquito and then there's a separate Review by a chap called galooticus.

    Just so that the chaos calms down to a normal panic.
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    Jim, no offence meant. I learned to ride a bike fine and decide that multi planes are not something I much care for, bit like a bike with oval wheels......
    Graham, no offense was taken.

    There are many things in the wide world of woodworking on which participants will not view in the same light. Though my accumulation of wooden molding planes is growing, it is doubtful it will grow to the point of being able to retire my use of multi-planes.

    Some will look at a multi-plane and see nothing but frustration or a "boat anchor." Others will see a tool with capabilities to be brought forth in their hands to create a symphony of shapes and decorative detail.

    It will never be as easy to cut an ogee with a multi-plane as it is to do with a well made molding plane. The multi-plane will be able to make various sizes of an ogee profile to the dedicated plane's single size. If done simply with hollows and rounds it still takes many different planes for the different size profiles.

    jtk
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    Good to heat, Jim. Difficult to know how things come over sometimes.

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    When I first started using a 45 I found it to be intimidating. After using it for a while that went away. I used it a lot for rabbets, beads and dados. I have a 78 but use the 45 more. A while back I purchased an LV Jack rabbet that I really like for rabbet work. Sharp irons and good work practices solve most of the issues with a 45. It does not work as well as a skew rabbet as I can tell with what little experience I've had with them. I don't own a skew so I don't worry about it. Like all straight rabbet planes you will get some spelching without good work practices. The new LV plane will most likely do more and set up easier. I would like to own one and may do so if the cards fall correctly. That doesn't mean I would ditch the 45, after all we are old friends now.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Pallas View Post
    When I first started using a 45 I found it to be intimidating. After using it for a while that went away. I used it a lot for rabbets, beads and dados. I have a 78 but use the 45 more. A while back I purchased an LV Jack rabbet that I really like for rabbet work. Sharp irons and good work practices solve most of the issues with a 45. It does not work as well as a skew rabbet as I can tell with what little experience I've had with them. I don't own a skew so I don't worry about it. Like all straight rabbet planes you will get some spelching without good work practices. The new LV plane will most likely do more and set up easier. I would like to own one and may do so if the cards fall correctly. That doesn't mean I would ditch the 45, after all we are old friends now.
    Jim
    The skew rabbets and the somewhat similar skew block are very very good at what they do. I wouldn't want to give mine up. The #46 (basically a skewed combo plane) can probably give them a run for their money though.
    Last edited by Patrick Chase; 09-14-2017 at 8:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Chase View Post
    The skew rabbets and the somewhat similar skew block are very very good at what they do. I wouldn't want to give mine up. The #46 (basically a skewed combo plane) can probably give them a run for their money though.
    Doesnt have enough knobs on it.
    Jim

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    There's an informative write-up on the Veritas Combination Plane in their latest newsletter.

    The article explains the rationale behind the design and the blade interchangeability with Stanley 45s. Bottom line, if a nine year old girl can use it without instruction then so can some of us.
    "If you can count to nine, you can convert to Metric"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Chase View Post
    The skew rabbets and the somewhat similar skew block are very very good at what they do. I wouldn't want to give mine up. The #46 (basically a skewed combo plane) can probably give them a run for their money though.
    Nice edit Patrick

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    Derek,

    While you can certainly comment on it, my question is will you be writing up an extensive review / how-to-use it? I certainly would appreciate such an undertaking on your part.
    It came to pass...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilton Ralphs View Post
    There's an informative write-up on the Veritas Combination Plane in their latest newsletter.

    The article explains the rationale behind the design and the blade interchangeability with Stanley 45s. Bottom line, if a nine year old girl can use it without instruction then so can some of us.
    Just read the newsletter.

    They should have taken a photo of the girl in action, obtained her parents' permission and made her the poster girl of the new plane on social media and their promotion material!

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Sanford View Post
    Derek,

    While you can certainly comment on it, my question is will you be writing up an extensive review / how-to-use it? I certainly would appreciate such an undertaking on your part.
    Hi John

    I do plan a write up, or more of a walk-through with set-up and user tips. Just a little short of time at the moment. Hopefully in a month or two.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

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