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Sorry about the blog spam today but…..

It. Has. Started! FINALLY! I set up my saw horses and have jumped into planing the boards flat so I can get them glued up nice and tight. Broke out my $18 new model Stanley SB4, sharpened the blade for the first time and gave it a go. This is the first time I have used it since I bought it. I wasn;t sure what to expect as most the reviews for the newer cheap Stanley planes are less than steller but I gotta say.. this guy does the job!

I am about halfway through the 12 boards that will make up the top but I am having a blast and making lots of fluffy shavings.

The best part about all of this is that unlike when I use my power tools my wife could stand out there and we could have a conversation while I was working! I think my lean towards hand tools is the right direction for me.

Today’s Money shots and a bonus short video of me working. I would love some critiques of my technique which evolved over the afternoon till I think I finally got it figured out. Also be nice…. I am just glad my bald head didn’t glare out the camera!

Enjoy!

Carpet of shavings..

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com



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Don W

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#1 posted 408 days ago

wife could stand out there and we could have a conversation while I was working

I just turn up the radio.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Airframer

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#2 posted 408 days ago

Yeah lol.. It just means that I will be able to hear the baby monitor while I am working.. which means work won’t have to come to a halt once the little guy arrives. Just slow down a lot lol.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Don W

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#3 posted 408 days ago

well, congrats on the new guy.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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tsangell

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#4 posted 408 days ago

I just turn up the radio.

I laughed out loud. So did my wife.

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shampeon

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#5 posted 408 days ago

which means work won’t have to come to a halt once the little guy arrives. Just slow down a lot lol.

Hahahaha. Good one.

-ian, who’s been working at a glacial pace thanks to his two boys

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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Henndoe

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#6 posted 408 days ago

You laugh I have a permanent baby monitor in the garage. She slowed me down but if you love wood you get out every spare second you get and that’s the second she falls asleep.

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Mauricio

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#7 posted 407 days ago

Looks like fun man, listening to music is a plus too. I see a Stanley #7 in your future though…

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 404 days ago

What an adventure it will be

-- Norman

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