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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Veritas Mk II Honing Guide

Veritas®'s new honing guide solves many of the problems associated with sharpening jigs. First, it will hold flat, tapered and oddly-shaped blades from 1/4" to 2-7/8" wide and up to 1/2" thick. Even short Stanley-type 151 spokeshave blades are no problem. Next, its long roller wheel prevents tipping and utilizes a three-position eccentric cam for applying micro-bevels without repositioning the blade. However, the best feature is the integral registration jig that automatically squares your blade to the guide — no more skewed blades. The registration jig has three color-coded bevel ranges: high (25° to 54°), standard (15° to 40°) and back-bevel (10° to 20°). The easy-to-use, built-in bevel stop allows you to choose your bevel angle without trial and error. One of the best purchases I have made.

Current Inventory

The following is my current list of planes

Stanley block plane
Stanley #7 Jointer Plane
Stanley #45 Sweet Heart
Stanley #45 Type 7 B Cast
Stanley #45 Type 7 S Cast
Stanley #48 Tongue and Groove plane
Stanley #50 Plow plane
Stanley #70 Router plane
Challenger smoothing plane
Sargent 14 Jack plane
Millers Falls 14 Jack plane
Craftsman Rabbet Plane
LN Hand Scraper ( I know its not really a plane, but its new and its damn fine )

UPS Delivery

I received my brand spanking new Froe today in the mail, so hopefully I will be testing it out later in the weekend, or shortly. I also purchased a set of LN scrapers, man are they sweet!!! Already tested and very happy with purchase. I bought a burnisher for it as well, excellent for the money I spent on it.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Time Is On My Side

New Update!!!!
So I have not posted on here in a while, been busy busy. I have purchased "new" tools and the like, pictures coming soon. Just to list a few, I have 3 45's now, and I also purchased some hand saws, and some chisels from a swap meet through the MWTCA. I also have a chair makers doweling bit for my brace, so hopefully I will start making some furniture/tables. I scored a sweet set of mortise chisels, and just ordered a burisher and set of lee valley scrapers. Along with this, I purchase a 15inch froe. I am planning to go out this weekend, weather permitting, this is Minnesota, to gather some stock and test out my new froe. I am also looking forward to using my new stanley tongue and groove plane. I believe I will start with a small end table, made from either walnut or cherry. I also purchased a Millers Falls Jack plane, some auger bits, and a stanley plow plane.

That's it for now!!! Just keep expanding my antique tool collection.