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That is a great article!
I've dealt with Bob a couple of times, and it has always been a pleasure. If I ever make it to the US, Bob's workshop is one place that I have on my list to visit.
Bob helped me out with replacement parts for my Stanley 289, including nickers and a new blade. Not many places still make those :) They were great quality and didn't leave my wallet hemorrhaging from the experience :)
Craig J. Brain
I love Taunton's books, and am in the process of setting up a new workshop. I'd love a copy of this book!
I have the WoodRiver low-angle block plane and love it. I have had it for about two weeks now and have used it nearly every second day. It is a pleasure to use and (with the blade properly sharpened) produces the finest shavings that I have ever seen. The quality of the plane that I received is exceptional. I will definitely be picking up more WoodRiver planes to use in future.
If I purchase a new car that I know does not have airbags and am hurt in an accident, does that mean that I am able to sue the manufacturer for not having provided them, even though I knew it did not have airbags and deliberately purchased that car?
That's how I see the results of this case equating to.
To me, that's nuts!
I love the LN quality - their design and execution. If anything, LN might like to consider that there is a market for a less expensive version of their tools. A US manufactured, less expensive LN product would blow WR out of the water, and provide American jobs. As an Australian outsider - that would make sense to me.
I am a military woodworker and we were just on our forums discussing how useful this device will be in the workshop - portable, sealed unit (no dust) and big enough to read a plan off, or a cutting list. All I have to do is figure out the best way to suspend it in my workshop :)
So I rekon this thing will be good for us splinter factory owner/operators :)
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