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Blog entry by TopamaxSurvivor posted 05-06-2010 10:29 AM 2560 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need to straighten out an eight foot piece of oak. I needed to take a ¾ inch bow out of the board. I have no joiner. I clamped a straight edge on the oak and cut it with my skill saw. I do not have a wood working bench to hold it for planning either. I used one clamp to hold it vertically and another clamp to hold that clamp. Placing the whole she-bang against a firm object, away we go!! The No. 7 Stanley whipped it out in nothing flat ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence



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patron

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#1 posted 05-06-2010 10:34 AM

way to go , bob ,

not bad for an electrician .

i didn’t notice a cord on that plane ,

did you cut through it (LOL) ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-06-2010 10:43 AM

I cut it off :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 05-06-2010 10:47 AM

Bob, Father’s day is next month, make a list of must have tools and put it up on the fridge.

You did well but you are going to wear yourself out.

David, lol

-- When you know better you do better.

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patron

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#4 posted 05-06-2010 11:06 AM

maybe the wife will get you some starter cables ,
and you can hook your plane up to a 12 volt truck battery .

lot’s cheaper than some of those new cordless !

might not do much for the plane ,
but it would make you work quicker (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 05-06-2010 11:19 AM

Good job Bob and a really nice jointer plane. There is another much easier way to eliminate that bow, but I forgot what it was.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 05-06-2010 11:39 AM

Cher, wish I had room for more must have tools. I’m trying to make room on my shop, garage, warehouse for my lather and bandsaw ;-)) There is progress!

David, I would rather use the hand plane for small jobs like that. I don’t know why, they just facinate me:-)

Mike, It is a nice one all right. It has been painted black over the lost japaning. I don’t know if yiu could tell that in the pic or not. If there is an easier way, I probalby don’t want to know now that I’m done ;-))) BTW, are you still up or just got up?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 05-06-2010 11:41 AM

Mike, I take that question back. I just googled it and it is almost Noon!! Guess I’d better get some sleep, Noon is headed this way ;-))i

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 05-06-2010 11:46 AM

Bob I have the same problem, I have a two car garage but there is only room for one car.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#9 posted 05-06-2010 11:48 AM

I’m a 2 car garage too, but I have electrical stuff for contracting, bullet casting set up, a regular non-wood working work bench, but no car ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 05-06-2010 12:07 PM

Bob you fascinate me … an electrician with a non electrical tool.. and the fact that you do very well with them…i might just have to try this hand tool thing..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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bent

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#11 posted 05-06-2010 01:07 PM

have you ever tried clamping a straightedge to the board and then cutting off the edge with a circular saw or router? i’ve used that method a few times, it works pretty well and it’s really quick.

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#12 posted 05-06-2010 02:04 PM

Bob if you lived closer to me i would let you wse my jointer 8’’ 72’’ bed . then you wouldent have to take all that kidding from the other LJ s Have a nice day Lee

-- wchips

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#13 posted 05-06-2010 02:47 PM

Bob, you lie, you lie. You do to have a work bench! My first one was a expandable portable work bench similar to your black one. LOL
Saw your jointer to I have the no. 6 myself.
Good example of making use of what you have to work with, and not what you don’t have.
Bob and Cher, do you have any space to put a fold down bench somewhere. Just a thought!

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#14 posted 05-06-2010 03:41 PM

Gregn I’ve got 3 tables in the garage, a Festool table, a wooden table I made and use and a steel table. When I want to do woodworking I have to take the car out first then I have enough space. I have plans drawn up for a new garage but I am waiting for my “ship” to come in.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#15 posted 05-06-2010 04:08 PM

I have a plane just like that. All my Stanley Bailey planes have either Stanley or Bailey cast in the toe of the body and the number of the plane at the heel. The #7 just says #7 at the toe and no brand cast into it anywhere. I was thinking that it was not a stanley/bailey but a copy. It works just fine, and seems to be well made, but I was just curious if there is a way to tell without the name in the casting.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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