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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 505 days ago 1522 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A quick and dirty film (dirty because there’s sawdust…)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 504 days ago

Smitty, good fun.
jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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racerglen

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#2 posted 504 days ago

Half expected to see the pencil get punted off the bench..;-)
Very nice Smitty ! the Gem looks very handy..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Don W

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#3 posted 504 days ago

having fun with the video’s ? Do you do your own stunts? :-)

I like it, well done!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Brit

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#4 posted 504 days ago

So I grabbed some popcorn, opened a tinny, sat down in my favourite arm chair and clicked play. Before I could get out my first burp, it was over! I hope you put out a full length feature film one day. The Adventures of Smitty Cabinetmaker.

Still enjoyed it though. :o)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Dave

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#5 posted 504 days ago

Short, sweat and to the point.
Bravo

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 504 days ago

Trying to create woodworking / old tool videos that are interesting… It’s kinda fun, actually.

This one ended up not having enough ‘sawing action’ in it. Soundtrack is tough; duration of ‘usuable clips’ of audio kinda sets the length of the film more than I knew.

Thanks for looking! The GEM does have a place at the bench, that’s for sure. Very easy to use, and small. Great for quick cuts, and a backsaw is not required…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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JayT

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#7 posted 504 days ago

I’m liking it, maybe add a little bit showing off the tool more. You could do a whole series of “Cabinetshop Shorts” showcasing different vintage tools.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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AnthonyReed

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#8 posted 499 days ago

Your movies are great Smitty.

As cute as it is, do you think that the GEM is remarkably more accurate than a bench hook?

-- ~Tony

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 499 days ago

“Remarkably more accurate” is tough, because while I have a bench hook and have used it as a sawstop, I’ve never considered it accurate.

If I want accurate and finished end grain, I walk over to the RAS.

Second part of the equation is the location of a good backsaw. Those are several feet away, but several sharp handsaws hang right behind my bench. The GEM works great with a non-backsaw, and I used it several times over the weekend on small cuts.

So I prefer it over the bench hook, and I’d rank it ‘just as accurate.’ My .02, your mileage may vary. :-)

Glad you enjoyed the movie!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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AnthonyReed

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#10 posted 498 days ago

If we all had Andy skill we would not need such nonsense as bench hooks, GEM’s or RAS’s.

I appreciate the clarification and insight Smitty. Thank you.

-- ~Tony

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