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Location: Lebanon, MO
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Some form of woodworking for 30 years. Up until ~2006 it was more finishing/refinishing furniture with a few building projects thrown in. Then my son started woodworking class in high school which got me more interested in design and building projects. I played with hand planes and scrapers some, but have become pretty engrossed with them over the past couple of years.

I arrived at hand planes because I wanted furniture tops and other surfaces to be flat. I built a cross slide for my router, which could get surfaces pretty flat, but then I learned about tearout (wondering why the grain pattern was all fouled up after planing with the router). After some research, I decided a 30"+ planer probably wasn't in my future, but I read a lot about what hand planes could do. It took a while (many months of fiddling in the shop) but I finally learned how to set them up, how to get a good sharp blade edge, and how to get a surface flat and smooth. I have a working collection of Stanley style and Veritas iron bench & block planes and various wooden "oriental" style wood planes (which work quite well properly tuned). Learning how to adjust wooden planes has been interesting (& fun at times!).

I use power tools for the grunt work - board planing, grooving, sawing, edging, etc. The planes and scrapers are for flattening and smoothing panels, jointing, squaring stock on a shooting board, and taking the place of sandpaper - no scrub planes for me ( I do have one I use to make chips for my smoker!).

My workshop/garage shares space with my other hobbies - motorcycles, reloading, fly fishing. I turn part of it into a spray booth when it's time to put the finish on. I've become pretty good in the finishing spectrum, and am now bringing the design/building side up to spec.

I'm a degreed mechanical engineer from Oklahoma State with 30 years in product & process design, testing, quality, manufacturing, and management in those areas. There is a good chance your home (and shop) AC or heat pump unit has one of our Copeland Scroll compressors in it!

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#1 posted 587 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !

Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.

You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.

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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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surfin2

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#2 posted 587 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Max

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#3 posted 587 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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