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Location: Dallas
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Brand new to woodworking, I am especially interested in designing and building small boxes. My power tools are limited. I only have a Rigid router (both bases), a Dewalt table saw, Hitachi band saw and a Craftsman jointer/planer. I love learning new things and I know there is an element of hard work to anything worth pursuing.

-- DavidP - still count on my fingers and toes - not for math, just inventory!

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#1 posted 2129 days ago

Question – I am new at woodworking and I am having trouble using my new block plane. It’s a small one made by Buck Bros and it seems to “hang up” on the surface rather than peeling the wood off. I have not used it enough to dull the blade and currently there is very little edge exposed – less than 1/32. The edge cuts into the wood, different types of wood the same way, and subsequent passes are then stopped by the ridges that were left.

Does this sound like a familiar problem or am I just being stupid. (The latter is a good possibility.)

-- DavidP - still count on my fingers and toes - not for math, just inventory!

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#2 posted 2129 days ago

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

You would stand a better chance getting answers to your questions if you posted it in one of the forums here.

Even though the plane is new you may still need to sharpen the blade to a finer edge. I would reduce the blade exposure to about 1/64th and fine tune the blade.

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

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#3 posted 2129 days ago

Welcome, David!

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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#4 posted 2129 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks David. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 2128 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 2128 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 2128 days ago

Hello David,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be a rewarding and enjoyable aspect of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 2127 days ago

David,

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#9 posted 2060 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. ☺

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 1768 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#11 posted 1404 days ago

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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