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    Anyone ever seen the planes made by Ron Brese? He has taken an everyday tool and transformed it into an art form. A bit pricey starting at a little over $1,800.00 but his work is pure tool porn. Here's a link: [url=http://www.breseplane.com/index.htm.[/url]

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    Impressive, but OH! the price.

    Here I am saving for a Veritas and wishing that they weren't so darned expensive.

    Thanks for the post,

    CWS

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      One good thing CWS, the price of the Brese planes make Veritas seem like a real bargain...

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        boy I think I will run out and get a set of them, if I win the lotto, there beautiful but expensive, but I think I will stay with my old Stanly's,
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          Love the custom planes, here is another small manufacturer from Canada that makes some really nice stuff
          Unfortunately my budget is old Stanley's with a few Veritas

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            It's hard for me to think of such "art" as really a functioning tool. The photography is exceptional in itself, and makes the presentation of the "plane" worthy of a fine arts magazine cover. I didn't notice a price, for such artwork (I think it is well beyond "craftsmanship"), but I quite imagine it is significantly beyond what most of us could reasonably afford.

            That's not to say it isn't worth every penny, but in my mind the object is "art" and not for a tool... even if you are the most talented of woodworkers. But of course there are those who feel differently, and that's probably a good thing as it keeps Artisens like this in business. For myself, I would very much be afraid that I might scratch or nick the finish. And where in my overcrowded and too dusty little shop could I safely store it?

            It would be like driving your much loved, Lamborgini to the Walmart parking lot!

            Awful pretty though,

            CWS

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              Originally posted by killavolt View Post
              Anyone ever seen the planes made by Ron Brese? He has taken an everyday tool and transformed it into an art form. A bit pricey starting at a little over $1,800.00 but his work is pure tool porn. Here's a link: [url=http://www.breseplane.com/index.htm.[/url]
              Yes indeed that is impressive but a little expensive.

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                Originally posted by killavolt View Post
                Anyone ever seen the planes made by Ron Brese? He has taken an everyday tool and transformed it into an art form. A bit pricey starting at a little over $1,800.00 but his work is pure tool porn. Here's a link: [url=http://www.breseplane.com/index.htm.[/url]
                We have a nice woodworking and welding shop. Taught My Son cabinet making. Right now He is building 30 Kitchen cabinets for His own work. He has made some beautiful planes. He has surpased His teacher [ Me] Proud Dad. I'm 69,and love working 6 days Brian is 41. It's a grand life!
                I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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