the difference between normal Stanley planes and bedrock?
Fair point, Dave; sloppy wording on my part. [-Xdmount":3e29w673 said:I don't think it's right to say that he thinks the Bedrock's are *all* hype, just that the magnitude of the hype is more than the actual improved functionality (his opinion, though an informed one).
Can anyone explain me the difference between normal Stanley planes and bedrock?
Are those more better of the others?
Ha hum. Two current producers of Bedrock pattern planes, methinks. You'd be stretching the definition of a Bedrock quite a bit to include the LV.Midnight":24c1uuyt said:3 current producers of Bedrock pattern planes (Lie Nielsen, Lee Valley & Clifton)
Which comment had rather more to do with my expectations from the unusual frog design, than any lackage in the frog/bed contact department I have a feeling. I was just expecting even more I think. It's a while since I had a Bailey in bits in front of me, but I still don't think there's that huge a difference - certainly not compared to that between a Bailey and a Bedrock (haven't had one of those in pieces for a while either, mind you). But I agree, I think the Veritas has the edge over the Bailey. However where those points of contact are, that probably makes more of a difference. I have a feeling I was pulled up about that at the time in fact... wait, yep, here we are. BB emailed me about it:I’m was mildly surprised at how small the areas where the frog meets the body are, but on reflection I don't think they're that much different from a Bailey.
To which I replied:But look! There's one more point at the back, rendering the whole frog contact strongly triangulated and stabilised, as compared to "other" planes.
A position on the fence to which I shall continue to tightly cling. :wink:Yep, good point. That's why I'm a woodworker and not an engineer
It is my belief ... that the machined bedding surface on the LV is substantially more than a standard Bailey