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  • #5416
    jespiir
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    I must have been really good this year 🙂

    No the hard truth is that I had to arrange this gift from Santa my self…

    Anyways today my new plough plane arrived, and it looks great. A short test run after honing the iron is all I’ve got done yet but it looks very good. Precision machining on all parts and everything operates nice and smooth. Nobody would expect any less of a new premium plane of course, but always nice with tools that work just like they are supposed to.

    This baby will get to work with the wall clock build sometime soon.

    Happy holidays to all of you!

    Jesper.

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

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    #5420
    juryaan
    Participant

    Hello Jesper,

    I have the left handed version .

    Used it on the wallclock for the first time and it works great, it makes some nice shavings.

    Maybe next year i will order the wide blade conversionkit for more versatility.

    Lopik - Netherlands

    #5421
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Very nice Jesper, there is something additive about planing grooves. 🙂

    #5424
    George Bridgeman
    Participant

    Mine arrived yesterday, too! Santa’s awesome, isn’t he?!

    I’m yet to hone the blades but the plane itself seems very nice. Can’t wait to put it to work but I’ve got to get the rest of the Christmas jobs sorted out first!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #5437
    JONATHAN WARREN
    Participant

    congratulations 🙂

    From Warrington, UK. Making stuff in my front room.

    #5440
    Joseph Sellers
    Keymaster

    That is a great tool. I am sure you will get a great amount of good use from it.

     

    Have a great Christmas!

    #5444
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Jesper & George, you guys are killing me here! My jealousy knows no limits. That’s been like my holy grail of hand tools for the last month. I actually heard angels sing when I opened the JPEG.

    Seriously though, does it work really well? No little kinks or complaints?

    Best, congrats & Merry Christmas.

    #5452
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    They’re horrible to use Jeff 😉 😀

    They’re very nicely put together planes and well worth the investment, so congratulations on the arrival of your new family members Jesper & George 😉

     

    #5456
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    That did it.  I just ordered one. Thanks for the reviews guys.

    #5461
    Dave
    Participant

    There’s only one little issue I’ve had with mine, and from reading info from other sources it seems to be a common one.  The depth stop on the plane is prone to movement.  You really have to pay attention when you are using the plane to make sure that most of your pressure is from behind the plane on the push stroke. If you apply too much down pressure the depth stop has a tendancy to creep thereby making a deeper cut than what the plane was initially set. I took my depth stop out and took some 120 grit sandpaper and roughed up the surface of the depth stop pin. It lets the tightening clamp have more bite on the pin, so far so good.

    -Canada

    #5462
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Try sharing most of the pressure used between firmly holding the fence against the work piece as you push the plane forward.  The plane iron should do most of the work for you and the depth stop truly only needs to come into contact with the board/billet once you’ve reached your depth of cut. 😉

    #5463
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi Gary, It is a common problem with that plane. Chris Schwarz made a comment about it in his review, he also roughed up the depth stop pin, and has had no further trouble.

    #5465
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Sounds good to me Ken 🙂  It can sometimes also be fixed by gluing a tip  (1200 grit wet & dry paper) onto the machine screw.  It’s a fiddly little job, but it does grip well (I use the same method on my older planes) and helps reduce the risk of over-tightening and stretching screw threads.

    #5471
    STEVE MASSIE
    Participant

    Congratulations that will become a very useful tool, I have an older wooden vintage one but i am planing on purchasing one of Veritas’s some day.

    OK Guy’s question time how do get the smiley faces on your posts ????

     

    Thanks !

     

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #5474
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Congratulations that will become a very useful tool, I have an older wooden vintage one but i am planing on purchasing one of Veritas’s some day. OK Guy’s question time how do get the smiley faces on your posts ???? Thanks ! Steve

    https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com/topic/smileys/ 😉

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