Cheers, AlfRob Lee":1ycsginp said:The prototype for the other plane is shown in my avatar - and is the Heavy smooth. A bevel-up configuration, with a standard 38 degree bevel (for a 50 degree effective cut angle). There'll aslo be a 50 degree bevel blade (for a 62 degree effective cut angle) available. I believe the toothing blade may also be ready at the same time - if not, then very soon after...
Price is tentatively set at $169.00 .
This fall - the set of Bevel-up planes will be completed with the adjustable-mouth Jointer... mold being made now. All four blades (25, 38, 50 degree and toothing) are common to the three bevel-up planes (the heavy smooth, the LA Jack, and the LA jointer). It'll be a great set!
First of all whats a toothing blade ?
A toothing blade has a few uses. It can be used to roughen a surface prior to applying a veneer. This gives more surface area for better glue adhesion. A toothing blade can also be used to plane a reeaally nasty grain before using a more traditional plane. This would help prevent tear-out.Sawdust Producer":38svqg7e said:
It's a blade with a load of grooves down the length of the back, so when you sharpen it you get a row of teeth instead of a straight edge. Used for "keying" the substrate for veneering and apparently works well on dealing with the really stinking grain. I wouldn't know; never used one.Sawdust Producer":1n1aba90 said:
Weight, width (#4.5 width, rather than #4 size) and the inability to use it on a shooting board.Sawdust Producer":1n1aba90 said:Whats the difference between this heavy smother and the L/V L/A smoother ?
Yep; as I understand it the idea is to have the same width iron for the jack, heavy smoother and jointer, so you can swap 'em around and not have to have 2 or 3 blades for each plane.Sawdust Producer":1n1aba90 said:Do I understand that these irons will fit my L/V L/A Jack
....not to mention the subtle placement of the spokeshave roll drawing under the plane....that was before it was announced... 8)Alf":1k4afgla said:ybd, well I don't suppose you will, but I might have. Hey, didn't the man say he wouldn't put them where they could be found if he didn't want someone to? :roll: (You pawn, you )
Every time my wife sees these posts about new tools from Rob -- she's not looking forward to June. 8) We are entering a phase of mutual agreement where I get a plane, she gets something for the house. :wink:Rob Lee":lu8ll6bx said:....not to mention the subtle placement of the spokeshave roll drawing under the plane....that was before it was announced... 8)
The heavy smooth (bevel-up smooth) shown waay above is close to actual....though we've moved the handle a tad back since that shot was taken...
The four stock blade for the bevel-up series will be 25, 38, 50 degree + toothing blade....
That must be why my wife's tried to have me exorcized . . . :roll:Alf":3rxeuzyo said:Dr Frankenlee - Ah. Umm, I seem to have created a monster, Igor. A little lower on the voltage next time, d'you think?