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Import Planes–Do/Can They Work?

Of course most of the time we might pass them up, but look what would have happened had I passed up the Aldi chisels six years ago. Seemed to me I should give a couple of inexpensive planes a fair try to see how they did and so I bought two from B&Q. The ask was…

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Import planes-Part II

I dismantled the plane after initially rotating it and and tumbling from tote to knob to get my initial feelings and it didn’t feely rattly, loose or anything different than say a new Stanley. In fact it did feel better than a Stanley. Two things stood out visually immediately and perhaps most might not see…

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Import planes-Part III

Lever-cam lockdown out of sync This might seem innocuous, or even not apparent at all, but in the context of functionality this little adjustment assister makes a huge difference to the plane and especially so for the setting of the lever cap in relation to the pressure it applies to the cutting iron assembly. I first…

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Import Planes-Part IV

I added another plane in the mix or did I? Look at the two outer planes here. These two planes are put out by B&Q. Do they look different? Yes, they do! No, they’re not. Not altogether anyway. Now the third plane, centred here in the mix, came from a very different supplier. The two companies supplying these three…

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Import Planes-Part V (final one)

Here is some more poor man’s stuff for you to try. This week I went into Aldi with Liz and saw some granite worktop (countertop) savers reduced for closeout. The packages were torn. Now I do have a bonafide granite block certified to engineering tolerances so I didn’t need any more but for most people…

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  • Paul Sellers on My GoalsThere is no risk even if you buy one. If it's not right all of these suppliers will refund you. I suggest you just try it and see how you like it.
  • Paul Sellers on Pallet Wood, Trash Wood, TreasureWhere is it?
  • Joe on Pallet Wood, Trash Wood, TreasureI wish I had all those various woods handy. I'm working on Christmas gifts (one wall clock done and another in progress). I also plan to make those serving trays you showed about a…
  • John2v on Pallet Wood, Trash Wood, TreasureHi Paul would you please be able to reply to my earlier post regarding striped squares Thank you john
  • Graham on My GoalsFinding it difficult to find a decent plane where the seller will ship to Ireland. Given this and can't afford the premium makers, I was researching and found a link to an earlier…
  • Roberto on Pallet Wood, Trash Wood, TreasureIn Seattle se have a nice 4x4 in² supply of various hardwoods that we're going to be discarded after being used as crate lumber for Boeing. There's a business that brings them into…
  • Howard Rwbel on Pallet Wood, Trash Wood, TreasureI tried pallet wood, even made an Izzy Swan pallet jack. But the wood in the pallets coming into my area is nothing to get excited about. Add to that screw nails that will not pull…
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