Sorry, but there was no mention of that in the post, although I do see that Alf has posted a review of the L-N #140 so maybe there's some guilty need to justify the purchase.... :lol: From your own comments, Alf, the size issue is probably relevant. Me, I've got large hands and a #140 simply isn't big enough for panel raising. I also though that Harris were making a badger, but maybe not, still they aren't exactly that uncommon in the s/h market. As to using it (the #140) to chamfer pieces, surely that job could be done by almost any plane and doesn't require the use of a #140. In a working set of tools I feel it is hard to justify a #140, unless you have rampant galootamania :lol: .Alf":3gxbb7hv said:Now while using a Badger Plane is good advice - if you can find one in reasonable nick - as Dave has just been given a #140 for Crimbo and not a Badger Plane, it's perhaps a smidgeon unhelpful. :roll: :lol:
Unless, of course, one wishes to do the work by hand...Chamfering is one job where electric routers are probably the better tool, especially if you are working stopped chamfers which are a pain to work by hand.
Now I know I'm in good company when Alf joins the brush club!Alf":1nsgdu7c said:Now while using a Badger Plane is good advice - if you can find one in reasonable nick - as Dave has just been given a #140 for Crimbo and not a Badger Plane, it's perhaps a smidgeon unhelpful. :roll: :lol:
Dave, I've not raised a panel with it, but I did use it to good effect in chamfering the underside of my side table tops, which is close enough for me to include a gratuitous shot of it in action... I just gauged in some pencil lines and eyeballed it - worked fine. More than once, as the recipients have lifted one or other table to move it, mention has been made of the silky feel of that chamfer, and not an abrasive used. :wink: :
I have a feeling the reach of the fence would be insufficient for anything but a small panel, bearing in mind you have to allow for the amount of panel edge lost in the frame. :-k
I remember when you genuinely aspired for oneAlf":1j3j5545 said: