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Blog entry by brad posted 10-24-2007 01:53 PM 796 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got to spend a little time in the shop last night. I fooled around with the old plane of my grandfathers. My WW buddy “sarge” showed me yesterday how to adjust the blade. I discovered last night as i “played” with it,practicing on a piece of scrap wood, why so many woodworkers avoid such tools. ”It ain’t easy”
I’m not discouraged (yet anyway)..I will keep reading,practicing and maybe someday I will become skilled enough to at least use it on a project.

-- Brad,--"The way to eat an eliphant is one bite at a time"

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#1 posted 10-24-2007 02:35 PM

Good morning Brad

when times get tough.. just call on WayneC for some inspiration :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 10-24-2007 03:03 PM

Thanks Deb.

How sharp is your blade would be another natural question and do you have a digital camera?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 10-24-2007 04:47 PM

hang in

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 10-24-2007 07:21 PM

As Wayne implies, getting the tool in good working order is very important to how pleasurable your experience is. Hand work is still physical, but it’s similar to the difference between cutting your steak with a steak knife or a butter knife.

-- Paul, Texas

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