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Tuning my tools #1: Planeing chipboard

565 days ago by Ben Simms | 4 comments »

The other day my dad and I were laying some Swift-lok flooring in my house and we came to a joint that had significantly raised on one side, it looked like the crappy chip board sub floor had expanded on the edge prior to being laid down and nailed into place. after sinking the nails we sanded a bit and decided that we would need to do something else as I do not own a belt sander (I know, I should own a belt sander) and the joint was still badly raised. i went down to my garage shop and scanned around looking for something that might help. What I saw was my Craftsman #4 plane that my father-in-law gave me as a Christmas present. I imagined the blade dinging in and tearing chips off the fl...

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