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Tools: 3-for-1 Plane Kit

For the price of one heirloom-quality hand plane, you could get this three-piece set of very, very good planes. No kidding: African rosewood handles, ductile cast-iron bodies, and high-carbon steel blades in a quiver fit to touch up molding, shave end grain, and smooth rough stock.

Ultimate Cabinetmakers Kit 152763, by WoodRiver; $370; woodcraft.com
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