Just how good is the new Veritas shooting plane from Lee Valley? All I can say is, it’s pretty sweet. For the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of having one of the first planes off the line in my shop (in case you were wondering, I’m liking this senior editor position) where it has been put through its paces.
The plane arrived at my shop in Pennsylvania right in the middle of a “Master’s Class” (I wrapped up the final classes at Acanthus Workshop East before the big move to Cincinnati). Several students gave the plane a try as well – there was great interest in the new Lee Valley plane.
Now I’m not usually a shooting board kind of woodworker. I have them in the shop and use them but I prefer to plane freehand; it’s just something I’ve gotten used to doing but this Lee Valley plane just might convert me.
There’s more in the November issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (which arrives to subscribers in mid-October) but I wanted to give you a taste of what this new plane is like to use.