Hi thanks for stopping by.
I am currently in the process of learning wood working, and before I jumped right into it I wanted to take my time to go and learn how the old school guys did things before my time. Sure you can go out and buy one of them fancy planers or jointers, and complete a job a little faster, but doing things that way there is no learning involved. Once you have put the wood thru the planer and it comes out the other side, thats it buddy, your on to the next step of what ever your making or building. But had you hand planed that wood you would have burned off many calories breaking a sweat as you did so. Maybe you would have encountered a problem, and if so then more than likely that would have brought upon a new experience, something to learn, something to solve, and most of all something to share. It is very nice to have and use power tools, heck yeah they rock, but let us all not allow technology to dictate our future building, exclude thoes who are less fortunate money wise, or forget from whence it came. It is your job, and now mines also to not let our industry be swept under a rug… made in china!
Now with that said I want to take a minute to introduce you to Jack. I am unsure of his real name, but I have heard many others refer to guys who look like him as Jack Plane. He’s a short older guy with a very worn sole. I first came across him in a flea market located in the small town I live in called Guerneville. He was very down on his luck, but so was I… I mean come on I was in a flea market ha ha. However, after browsing around for a few minutes I decided to offer Jack a job. It wasnt going to be a full time job, but something part time… you know, to see how he works and all that. Well, we had a long talk on the way to my house. We had a beer once we got there and discussed the job thoroughly. Well the next morning Jack showed up late for work, and that really pissed me off… of course, but not only did he show up late. But he also refused to work for me.. I mean at all! I showed him the wood, and he just chatted and chatted along, and even damaged my nice wood. I looked carefully into Jacks sole, and thats where I found the problem. Jack wouldnt work for me because he had major issues with his sole. It was as if somebody worked Jack over for many years with out ever paying him. I did not have the experience to look Jack over before offering him the job, but for $3 I thought… well what the hell.
So like many others who had worked with Jack in the past I promised him that I would take care of him, and began working him over big time. There were times when I didnt get done working with Jack untill after 7pm. Well after 1 week of work I started to see improvement, and that was big time motivation. I first gave Jack $50, but that was a little rough on him, so I decided to go ahead and give him $100, but then I read that maybe $120 would be the best place to start. So its been a few weeks now, and were still working together. Infact things are going so well that I have planed to go ahead and take Jack up to $220 in the next few days. So things are going well, very well in fact, but there is still one thing that is puzzling me. And that is what is Jack Plane’s real name? I have included a mug shot of this guy. If anybody can tell me what this guys real name is I would greatly appreciate it. I looked all over for some kind of tattoo or numbers but I see nothing but stanley, and that he was born in USA… but thats always great though… isnt it?
(TO BE CONTINUED…VERY SOON)
I have other pics to share but at the moment the site i use for linking had a hack attack. I will update as theyre site is up and running.. better, thanks for stopping by… I feel special ha ha ha
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