Wood Talk No. 137

June 20, 2013

On today’s show, we’re talking about choosing between the router plane and rabbeting block plane, areas of woodworking where it’s OK skimp, burnishing scraper planes.
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I have $200 to spend. I want something for cleaning up joinery. Tenons cheeks and shoulders, primarily. I’m considering the LN rabbeting block plane and LN router plane. I could also use a nice block plane, so I’m leaning towards the rabbiting block plane. What should I get, and why?Chris

As a young woodworker without much disposable income its hard to just buy whatever tools or shop supplies i want. As i was also taught from a young age, its not worth it to buy cheap tools. So i was just wondering where you think would be appropriate places to save money, where i definitely should not skip out on quality and things i could completely get around needing in the first place. This question includes tools, shop supplies, lumber etc, wherever you guys find good ways to save a buck.Miles

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