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03-17-2019 08:45 PM
sreilly
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Maybe they're on a tour bus?
"Driver; could you swing by Lee Valley Tools, please?"
You think they might? Of course I'm on a tour bus. I have no idea where anything is in that part of the country. I could ask my driver from the airport to the hotel to make a quick stop but I have a couple of feelings about that and none fair well for me. Both involve my lovely bride. 1st there's no such thing as a "quick stop" at any woodworking store for me and secondly I don't expect my better halve to be "feeling" a stop at anything short of the hotel room and maybe the bar. Probably need a few hours "settling" before mentioning anything about going out somewhere to look at some tools. We get along fabulously but there is pushing your luck..........and then downright stupidity. I guess I could claim a senior moment. Or just plain bad judgment.
03-16-2019 07:36 PM
DaninVan Maybe they're on a tour bus?
"Driver; could you swing by Lee Valley Tools, please?"
03-16-2019 06:48 PM
Cherryville Chuck
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Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
Hey, Steve; Lee Valley in Victoria isn't really IN Victoria. It's a good 30 - 45 min drive North to Langford. The good news is you'll be really close to 'Mimac' (Brian) if you decide to drive there.!
Victoria - Lee Valley Tools
If he's sailing from the Convention Center downtown it might still be quicker to go to the Victoria store than the one on SE Marine unless he's taking the Tsawwassen Ferry over to the Island.
03-16-2019 04:52 PM
DaninVan If I know what day you depart on the cruise and which ship, I'll go down to the beach and wave!

https://shipfinder.co/
Seriously!


Screen capture below is at 1:30PM/16/03/2019
On the screen itself, at the link, putting the mouse on any indicated vessel brings up info about it. Neat, eh?
03-16-2019 12:53 PM
sreilly Thanks for that Dan. That may be a problem as we're on a ferry to Victoria for a day excursion to the gardens, yeah I know but it's one of those things married guys do, and then a tour of the town (city). I probably have a better chance when we get to Vancouver but looking at that it's a good drive to the nearest Lee valley Tools from the . Guess I'll need to check when we get there. Looks like maybe 25 minutes, less if you know what you're doing....Have to see what the schedule looks like as I don't think we sail till the afternoon headed to Ketchikan. I mean I am going to the gardens, that has to be worth something right?
03-16-2019 12:49 PM
twmv86
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Originally Posted by sreilly View Post
Funny how I have yet to see the Lie-Nielsen or Varitas go on sale. When I asked them about that it is usually their blemish sale on or near Black Friday.

I've wondered how well a dado plane works on plywood. I can see it working very well on solid woods but maybe not so much on plys?
here's a video on using a router plane on plywood. this is on a large area and not like a dado for a shelf. i've never seen a dado plane used on plywood. i'd think the steeper blade angle might make it tougher than the router plane cutter. its more like a cow catcher on an old locomotive.
if you scored the edges of the dado with a knife to cut the fibers i guess a dado/shoulder plane might work. unless the powers out im grabbing my 1617


03-16-2019 12:13 PM
DaninVan Hey, Steve; Lee Valley in Victoria isn't really IN Victoria. It's a good 30 - 45 min drive North to Langford. The good news is you'll be really close to 'Mimac' (Brian) if you decide to drive there.!
Victoria - Lee Valley Tools
03-15-2019 08:17 PM
TwoSkies57 https://www.lie-nielsen.com/hand-tool-events/USA/233

Never been myself, but everyone I've read who has been, has had nothing but rave reviews on the whole chi-bang... LN does it up right for this event...
03-15-2019 07:56 PM
sreilly It might be a mistake but I'll be in Vancouver and Victoria in early May a couple of days before we deport for Alaska and it seems both have Lee Valley stores. Spend a day in Victoria so maybe I'll drop in if we can. I looked at prices and it's still cheaper if I buy there then with the currency exchange. Of course I'd want them shipped home rather than take them on the cruise. It'll be two weeks before we get back home but it would be nice to see and get a feel for those planes.

I asked the wife about taking her to "a" lobster bake but when she found out we'd have to fly or drive for 2 days it seemed to make less sense to her. I'd love to see Lie-Nielsen's open house and work with their planes. Open house is July 13-15th I think. Sometime in July anyway.
03-15-2019 07:14 PM
TwoSkies57
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Originally Posted by sreilly View Post
Funny how I have yet to see the Lie-Nielsen or Varitas go on sale. When I asked them about that it is usually their blemish sale on or near Black Friday.

I've wondered how well a dado plane works on plywood. I can see it working very well on solid woods but maybe not so much on plys?



Sales on either of those two are rare and far between no doubt! I think LV/Veritas counts there "free shipping" offers as a discount. I can't say I've seen LN on sale anywhere...thats not to say they don't go on special though, just never seen it. LV I have seen on a rare occasion or two. I've become a big fan of Wood River planes. They are a big three contender and the pricing is much more reasonable. If I didn't have so much invested in a LV collection I'd switch to WR...

Blocks work ok on plywood until they hit the binding agent...then the edge pays the ultimate price.
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