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Shooting with the Veritas Bevel-Up Jointer Plane

Santa brought me a Veritas bevel-up jointer plane this past Christmas. I was sooo impressed that he has an account with Lee Valley. Don’t ever under-estimate how well-connected Santa is; I suspect he has an account with all the best plane makers. 🙂 While doing research on which plane to put on my Christmas wish list, my final options were the Veritas bevel-up jointer and the Lie-Nielsen #7 jointer. Both manufacturers are highly regarded – I would easily buy from either company; but there is a significant price difference between the two planes. The Lie-Nielsen costs about $125 more when compared to the Veritas equivalent outfitted with their premium PMV11 blade. So, to me the decision to get the Veritas bevel-up jointer was pretty simple. But I did see one negative review of the Veritas plane. The poor critique centered on the fact that the Veritas jointer is not suitable for shooting end-grain. Since I don’t ever plan on shooting end-grain, this was not an issue for me, but I did wonder why Veritas designed …

My Hand Plane Collection Takes A Big Step Forward

A couple of weeks ago, I shared this photo on Facebook and let it be known that this rockin’ Mustang was at the top of my Christmas wish list. Of course I was joking and thankfully, Santa knew just what I really needed: a brand new Veritas Bevel-Up Jointer Plane. I had been thinking about this plane as my next acquisition after considering the following options: Scott Meek Woodworks – A Scott Meek hand plane is on my bucket list. Scott’s beautiful planes are high quality and worth the premium price, but I just can’t make the money work right now. The Wood River Jointer Plane – From what I have read, Woodcraft’s planes are improving, but I am not willing to buy one just yet. The Lie-Nielsen Jointer Plane – I own two LN planes and have been very pleased with them, but the #7 jointer is $425 and while I consider myself an experienced salesman, that price is a pretty tough sell now. A used jointer plane – On Ebay, there was one …

Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event at Highland Woodworking

What a day. I spent the better part of Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia at Highland Woodworking, location for one of Lie-Nielsen’s Hand Tool Events. I have wanted to attend one of these shows for quite some time; I have seen videos and photos from various Lie-Nielsen events across North America, but never at a location and time which worked for me. When I saw Lie-Nielsen’s announcement for the Atlanta event, I made a point to be there. And since I own a LN #4 smoother and a #60 1/2 R block plane, I really wanted to go. By the way, I used my cell phone to take these photos – they are a little fuzzy… I had received a message that the MWA Atlanta group was going to meet there at 10:00 a.m. When I arrived it was already crowded. One reason: the appearance by Chris Schwarz. I spent a lot of time talking with Scott Meek of Scott Meek Woodworks. Scott makes premium wooden body hand planes in the Krenov style. The monstrous plane …