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Dodge

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Ok how mean can you get.

those of you who went to the Axminster open day may recall in the sale I bought a little sqirrel tail plane for £15 with a view of taking it home for James my lad. It was one of these:-

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-sq ... rod791105/

Anyway on getting home I gave it to James and he was pleased with it but despite many attempts last weekend he just cannot use it as although its small he cannot get his small hand over the tail sufficiently to apply appropriate pressure on the front. No doubt this will change though as he gets older

So daddy has therefore started using it and all I will say is what a cracking little plane - its blade takes a razor edge and for fine work it is amazing. The sole is finely ground and typical Canadian quailty, it also fits in the hand beautifully

I can truly recommend these little planes if anyone is looking for something like this - as for James well I reckon his No2 plane will be making an appearance sooner rather than later!
 

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Interesting.

I picked one up in the testing room and I couldn't get on with it either. It wasn't the axi one but one of the better makes and I just couldn't get it to fit in my hand comfortably.
 

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Was it the lie Nielsen one Alan, its funny you say that because I did the same and having bought the Axi one wondered whether i had made a mistake but they are chalk and cheese.

I think the tail on the LN is too high and throws it out of balance in the hand IMHO
 

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It may have been. It was on the first desk to your right as you entered the room. With you saying the tail is to high makes sense as it was getting finger pressure on the front that I hand trouble with, regardless to the way I handled it there either to much pressure on the front or back so unbalanced.
 

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Yes that was the LN on that table - it just goes to prove having LN on a plane doesn't mean its perfect - the cheaper models can actually be better.
 

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Pete Maddex":19a5dcue said:
Hi, Hudson

Karl Holtey make a good stab at it :wink: :lol:

http://www.holteyplanes.com/

Pete
Now that site should be banned - its out and out porn! Just going to have another look :mrgreen:

I have always dreamed of owning a Hotley but hey ho I'm only a lowly bench boy!
 

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Pete Maddex":1sur1kl8 said:
Hi, Hudson

Karl Holtey make a good stab at it :wink: :lol:

http://www.holteyplanes.com/

Pete
...and one of those was at Axminster as well on the day, which I had a play with. Same sort of problem though...difficult to hold, put probably much easier to pull rather than push - Rob
 

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woodbloke":1l44wbup said:
Pete Maddex":1l44wbup said:
Hi, Hudson

Karl Holtey make a good stab at it :wink: :lol:

http://www.holteyplanes.com/

Pete
...and one of those was at Axminster as well on the day, which I had a play with. Same sort of problem though...difficult to hold, put probably much easier to pull rather than push - Rob
I havn't pulled in years Rob but some have said i'm rather pushy! :mrgreen:
 

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Dodge":2ppz0xot said:
woodbloke":2ppz0xot said:
Pete Maddex":2ppz0xot said:
Hi, Hudson

Karl Holtey make a good stab at it :wink: :lol:

http://www.holteyplanes.com/

Pete
...and one of those was at Axminster as well on the day, which I had a play with. Same sort of problem though...difficult to hold, put probably much easier to pull rather than push - Rob
I havn't pulled in years Rob but some have said i'm rather pushy! :mrgreen:
:lol: :lol: It was a very small mitre plane, the one that was recently featured in F&C as a 'build' project and Derek Jones brought it down to Ax for us to have a play with. About £3K though (or so I was informed) and when I asked Ian Styles if he was going to start stocking them he said...'possibly not' :lol: - Rob
 

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Ok Pete...thanks for that...just when I was getting fairly confident that I was ready to start making my mitre infill you had to post Karl's gems. :oops:

So...it's back to the drawing board! :mrgreen:

Jim
 
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