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Blog entry by bigchopperoo posted 01-28-2009 12:49 PM 1800 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Starting with this first clip of 2009, I am starting little video shorts called QUICK TIPS. The first QUICK TIP: Joining Edges. Don’t you just hate when you can’t get two pieces of wood to lay nice and flat next to each other?? Well-elll-elll, I have the QUICK TIP for you!


And… keep those shiney shoes tappin’ til dawn!

-- Chad Stanton, Big Chopperoo

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Todd Thomas

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#1 posted 01-28-2009 01:40 PM

thanks for the tips…I’ll have to try that…

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#2 posted 01-28-2009 03:00 PM

Good advice.
Great tip.
Plane truth.
Fandango fun.

-- 温故知新

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#3 posted 01-28-2009 04:51 PM

Thanks for another great lesson Chad.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#4 posted 01-28-2009 06:10 PM

well it’s differentLOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 01-28-2009 07:49 PM

Good tip, now what?

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 01-28-2009 08:31 PM

i will refer people to this clip when they ask this question. thanks

-- making sawdust....

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#7 posted 01-28-2009 08:53 PM

Manicly Good tip!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#8 posted 01-29-2009 01:20 PM

well isn’t that a smarty-pants idea! Does part II talk about the springy thingy??

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 01-30-2009 02:03 AM

When I plane the edges of bookmatched guitar tops/backs to glue together I put them together like you did but put them flat on the bench with two boards near the edge. One to elevate it and the other over the top to clamp them together. I take my largest bed steel plane and put it on the side. A few swipes and I have two right angle edges. If the plane has a side that’s perpendicular to the bed then the edges are very nice.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#10 posted 02-06-2009 05:39 AM

Nice tip.

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