I realised I’ve not posted about a number of acquisitions in the plane department which I’ve made over the last few months:
- Qiangsheng No. 7 – ~£130 (12% sale)
- Qiangsheng block rebate – £49.95
- Qiangsheng “Bailey” No.1 – £115
- Axminster 3 in 1 shoulder/bull nose/chisel plane – £89.95
- Veritas miniature plane set – £99.95
As there’s little prospect of me using them in the immediate future I’ve left them all in their packaging. It’s pointless them gathering rust before I’ve even had the chance to use them!
Qiangsheng No. 7
I bought this in July during one of Rutlands sales, where there was an additional 12% off their “perpetual sale” prices.
Unlike the bulk of my plane “collection” it’s a Bedrock pattern, rather than a Bailey, but as I’ve yet to use it I’ve not formed an opinion on this.
Qiangsheng block rebate
I bought the Qiangsheng block rebate plane in July when I was trying to think minimally – I had a couple of applications for a rebate plane and thought perhaps this model would tick all three boxes I was thinking of:
- Block plane
- Low angle block plane
- Rebate plane
If I was choosing again I might go for the Workshop heaven version with 3 blades, although even their current sale price with a single blade is £12 more than the Rutlands (“Dakota” branded) price.
Qiangsheng No. 1
I bought this a few days ago from Workshop Heaven having seen various mentions of the limited production run.
I’ve been on the look out for a really small plane that my 5 year old daughter could use comfortably, so I thought I’d better jump in quick.
It’s so beautiful it will probably become an ornament if she doesn’t end up using it much!
Axminster 3 in 1 shoulder/bull-nose/chisel
I’ve not actually received this yet, as it’s on about 4 week delivery at the moment, but I thought I’d take advantage of the slight reduction in price.
This set of 3 includes:
- Veritas miniature shoulder plane
- Veritas miniature router plane
- Veritas miniature edge plane
Each plane comes in a little hinged case and like the No. 1 they could almost be ornaments