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Old 01-11-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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All this scribe talk got me thinkin' about my block plane......then thinkin' about how I NEVER see one in anybody's bag anymore.

Granted, I don't use them that often, but I still find that a well-tuned block plane is the best tool for some jobs. Ultra-fine cab filler scribes, quick saw kerf removal, etc.

Does anyone besides me still carry one (2) around?

These are my babies.....make a papa so proud!

Those new Veritas Blocks look sweet, maybe a new addition?
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I do have one in the truck.

Like you said though it does not get used often. If I have room for it......why not?

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I keep one in our van and I have one in my finish tools. Your absolutely right...sometimes a good block plane just can't be beat! Plus we have a power planer as well.
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Maybe just a sentimental thing, but I still use them a bit. And when they come out, there is nothing else that will do the job finer and more efficiently.

Just used the Record yesterday to give an exposed header a hand-hewn look.
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this is a cute lil guy
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I always have a small one in my belt or back pocket at work. I have a few old Stanleys. Mine are all razor sharp. I use the work sharp setup on them along with all my chisels. You can take the blade and shave your face. I get some weird looks on some sites when im scribing with a plane, except from the old timers they respect it. Thats a nice record in the pic.
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I keep one in our van and I have one in my finish tools. Your absolutely right...sometimes a good block plane just can't be beat! Plus we have a power planer as well.
On the power planer thing.........using a friend's Festool this week. Those Germans? are just unbelievable. Has a compact, easy to set up, base that the planer mounts into that turns it into a mini benchtop joiner.

Also.....not many things feel more satisfying than making long,translucent ribbons with a hand plane.
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I always have a small one in my belt or back pocket at work. I have a few old Stanleys. Mine are all razor sharp. I use the work sharp setup on them along with all my chisels. You can take the blade and shave your face. I get some weird looks on some sites when im scribing with a plane, except from the old timers they respect it. Thats a nice record in the pic.
The way I know I'm done sharpening? ......Shave the hair on the back of my hands.

Another meditative, satisfying task........sharpening. Love doing it. Don't love other tool maintenance.
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i suck at sharpening but i'm great at burning
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Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about.

Very impressive. All wood. All bearing the marks of well-used distinction.

Ultra thanks. ..........
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So your sharpening skills are right up there with your talents as a photographer?
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Keep one in my nail bags any time Im trimming.
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After that post i felt like I was neglecting some of my little ones.
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I always keep a small trim plane in my pouch, and a nice low angle block in my tool bag in the room with me. I'll put up the rest of the (albeit small) collection sometime.
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I have one, Its a cheapy but I use it. Mostly just for little tiny uber little touch ups!
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i carry mine when doing trim or cabinet work. i have the veritas low angle bp and love it:

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