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Old 10-23-2011, 02:01 PM
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Default The Veritas Small BU Smoother - reviewed



My first review in a while. Hope you find it useful. Post questions if you like - discussion is what we do here.


http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/TheVeritasSmallBUSmoother.html


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Old 10-23-2011, 04:11 PM
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Thank you for a very thorough and educational review, Derek.
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Very nice review, Derek! I like your tips on sharpening and tuning that are included.
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A very thorough, excellent review of the usual Derek quality!

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Derek,
I noticed the lock for the Norris-type adjuster from the Premium Block Plane. So indeed there is nothing new on the face of this earth, haha.
But on genuine Premium Planes this screw has a more refined appearance, one might note.
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Hi Philip

Actually, you have a part in this!

A few years ago I was involved in the design of the premium blockplanes insofar as providing feedback and recommendations when it was in prototype stage. A couple of my ideas were incorporated into the production model, one of them being the screw for the Norris adjuster. This idea was stimulated by the Norris adjuster on your smoother, and then tweeked a little. So there .. a little bit of Marcou in the Veritas(which is similar to haveing a little bit of Veritas - blade - in a Marcou!).

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Hi Philip

Actually, you have a part in this!

A few years ago I was involved in the design of the premium blockplanes insofar as providing feedback and recommendations when it was in prototype stage. A couple of my ideas were incorporated into the production model, one of them being the screw for the Norris adjuster. This idea was stimulated by the Norris adjuster on your smoother, and then tweeked a little. So there .. a little bit of Marcou in the Veritas(which is similar to haveing a little bit of Veritas - blade - in a Marcou!).

Regards from Perth

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That is so : I remember asking Rob Lee if "it was alright to use his blades in my planes".....
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:40 AM
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And, on further recollection, I remember a prickly message handed down from on high , from a certain venerable gentleman claiming that my S20A sort of looked like one of his..... (Pure coincidence ofcourse as I had never seen or heard of the guy when I produced my very first custom plane). Funny, that.
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And, on further recollection, I remember a prickly message handed down from on high , from a certain venerable gentleman claiming that my S20A sort of looked like one of his..... (Pure coincidence ofcourse as I had never seen or heard of the guy when I produced my very first custom plane). Funny, that.
That's very interesting. Sometimes when I design a piece of furniture which I believe to be completely original, I later find something with the same shapes.
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That's very interesting. Sometimes when I design a piece of furniture which I believe to be completely original, I later find something with the same shapes.
I would say that is normal . The brain stores what the eyes see....The more you see the more you develop "an eye for the right shape". Applies to everything
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