Veritas Low-angle, bevel-up jack plane a great hit!
Sometimes I wonder about newer planes. After all, how many planes do we really need? This project relied heavily on straightness, twistlessnes, alignness and the organic stuff only possible with hand work and hand tools and people working opposite one another, beside one another and together. The Veritas jack plane became, well, centralizing for those that used them. Everyone used them. The planes unite them. They talk about them, care for them, appreciate them and learn to handle them with and without their handles. We flex and soften triceps and biceps and stomach muscles and in the midst we angle one correcting degree. They all loved the low-angle, bevel-up jack planes. They didn’t really want to give them back. The meet lines married in perfect alignment and who could fault these planes for leveling and truing and trimming.
I am glad we chose the Veritas jacks. You still need a Stanley 5 and a 5 1/2 jack too. I guess I just liked the pictures of progress as these become.