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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    The lie-nielsen's I own were flat & true on the sole and flat & sharp of blade out of the box. Great performing tools. People always comment about their price, having bought lots of used hand tools, if you sum the price of a decent vintage Stanley block plane, a new good blade, and your labor to get it into shape, the price isn't much different.

    The lee valley tools have generally been very good - the plane blades sharp, the plane flat, but some of their chisels have had funky back topography.
    Been waiting to hear this - though I think I thought it already!

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    One for Jay...

    Check out these Japanese slicks that have turned up in Cornwall. The Japanese paper in the boxes is dated 1977. Can anybody read the maker?










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    Seems these are "If you have to ask you can't afford it..."

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255667224...Bk9SR5qg3pqyYQ

    He seems to import high end Japanese tools to Cornwall. Has some cheaper ones.
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    Oldish thread, kindled back to flame with a fresh breath...

    Those are some pretty sweet slicks there Edward, I envy the body who can afford 'em, let alone has the skills to both use 'em & maintain 'em the way they deserve.

    Can you count the the 'rings' in that bevel close-up? I can't... sure looks to have been 'folded' a lot in the forging....
    "Because we are not divine, we must jettison the many burdens we cannot bear."

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    WOW! I'm not sure I can even afford to look ​at those!

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    I've got a 2" slick around here somewhere. Had it since about 1978 I think.

    Last used to scrape construction adhesive off basement's concrete walls left by the previous owner prior to "Drylok"ing it.

    Tried everything I could think of to get the stuff off. Slick gave me leverage and a reasonably wide edge to bust the stuff off with.

    I know it'll need some TLC & attention paid to its edge next time I want to use is as it was intended.

    Doesn't have a setscrew holding the handle on either.

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    After finding slicks too spendy I found Narex do a 1" cranked chisel for 30. I bought one for bung and dowel work on my dinghy. If I remember I ended up flush cut japanese saw and a few swipes of a plane in the end. Hardwood dowels no problem, cedar seemed hard to stop any break out. I think I needed to go around the circumference of the dowel pushing in with the chisel tip bit by bit to avoid breakout seeing how others use it. Hornbeam handle though I don't care for the staining. Just saying these are cheap and cheerfull if anybody wants a bit of small boat flush cut chisel action.






    https://www.narextools.cz/en/cranked...ng-chisel-8133


    For the same money Two Cherries does a cranked skew (probably even better as it lowers the cutting angle even further by 5 degrees or so for end grain) plus this pointy one...









    https://www.kirschen-shop.de/en/-TWO...hisels_c6.html
    Last edited by Edward Pearson; 01-10-2023 at 08:50 AM.

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    damn
    Quote Originally Posted by sp_clark View Post
    I've got a 2" slick around here somewhere. Had it since about 1978 I think.

    Last used to scrape construction adhesive off basement's concrete walls left by the previous owner prior to "Drylok"ing it.

    Tried everything I could think of to get the stuff off. Slick gave me leverage and a reasonably wide edge to bust the stuff off with.

    I know it'll need some TLC & attention paid to its edge next time I want to use is as it was intended.

    Doesn't have a setscrew holding the handle on either.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Pearson View Post
    After finding slicks too spendy I found Narex do a 1" cranked chisel for 30. I bought one for bung and dowel work on my dinghy. If I remember I ended up flush cut japanese saw and a few swipes of a plane in the end. Hardwood dowels no problem, cedar seemed hard to stop any break out. I think I needed to go around the circumference of the dowel pushing in with the chisel tip bit by bit to avoid breakout seeing how others use it. Hornbeam handle though I don't care for the staining. Just saying these are cheap and cheerfull if anybody wants a bit of small boat flush cut chisel action.






    https://www.narextools.cz/en/cranked...ng-chisel-8133


    For the same money Two Cherries does a cranked skew (probably even better as it lowers the cutting angle even further by 5 degrees or so for end grain) plus this pointy one...









    https://www.kirschen-shop.de/en/-TWO...hisels_c6.html
    I reach for my Henry Taylor cranked chisels more often than any others.The handle is offset enough that there is comfortable clearance for fingers beneath the handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Pearson View Post
    After finding slicks too spendy I found Narex do a 1" cranked chisel for 30. I bought one for bung and dowel work on my dinghy. If I remember I ended up flush cut japanese saw and a few swipes of a plane in the end. Hardwood dowels no problem, cedar seemed hard to stop any break out. I think I needed to go around the circumference of the dowel pushing in with the chisel tip bit by bit to avoid breakout seeing how others use it. Hornbeam handle though I don't care for the staining. Just saying these are cheap and cheerfull if anybody wants a bit of small boat flush cut chisel action.






    https://www.narextools.cz/en/cranked...ng-chisel-8133


    For the same money Two Cherries does a cranked skew (probably even better as it lowers the cutting angle even further by 5 degrees or so for end grain) plus this pointy one...









    https://www.kirschen-shop.de/en/-TWO...hisels_c6.html
    These guys just use a sharp axe.

    Watch right to the end.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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