While posing to illustrate the importance of maintaining the face of teh guitar on a vertical plane, Segovia interrupted for a moment. "Bobri," he said, tapping his paunch, "caution the students to curb their appetites. Otherwise, like me, they will have difficulty in leaning sufficiently forward."
Vladimir Borbi, The Segovia Technique, 1972
I finally got around to buying new chip breakers for my 2 favorite planes: a Stanley No.7 jointer plane and a No. 3 smoothing plane. Both planes sport Hock blades, carbon steel for me, the jointer has a Hock chip breaker and the smoother has a chip breaker from Lee Valley. I am quite impressed, I have never had planes work so well, all chatter is gone, as far as I can tell. I had no problem planing a piece of ebony this afternoon, the planes literally sing through the wood.
These chip breakers are well worth the money. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to thicker plane irons and chip breakers!
The top chisel is not new, I've had it for almost 15 years, I found it in a flea market, the chisel on the bottom is the "new" one. I've been looking for a 1/8" chisel for, well almost 15 years, I did find a 1/8" sash chisel once, but it is not the same as this gorgeous one. The best thing about this chisel, other than being almost full length, it is a Stiletto brand. Stiletto made great axes, I can only imagine this will be a great chisel once it is keened up. I found the chisel at Meeker's Patented Antiques, they are great people to deal with.
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