Hand Tools doings #22: Trimming up with a plane

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 05-07-2008 03:01 AM 1193 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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No pictures this time. Just wanted to share my success with my block plane. Finally got it sharp and today – used it to my advantage. I’m making a set of chairs for my boss’s wife’s birthday. One footstool was not sitting right——- so I figured out what leg needed trimmed a bit——- and planed it down. Now the stool sits perfect! I’m so excited that my hand tools are starting to pay off for me.

Isn’t it amazing how something so simple can make you happy!

thanks for helping me along the way to getting here.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 05-07-2008 03:10 AM

Good job! Next thing you know you’ll be doing it blindfolded.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-07-2008 03:19 AM

great job! its amazing the satisfaction you can get when using a properly tuned hand plane or any other hand tool and just how good they can be. thanks for the post!

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#3 posted 05-07-2008 03:34 AM


You are truly an inspiration to us all. Great post!! And I am excited for you as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 05-07-2008 03:44 AM

Thanks guys. I’ve checked that stool about 4 times now—- and it still sits flat! Yee haw!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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