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hand plane group therapy (my journey into it) #2: galu gala the first hand plane is here today

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Blog entry by jacob34 posted 05-14-2012 08:45 PM 927 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: tools + eBay + me = dog house Part 2 of hand plane group therapy (my journey into it) series Part 3: ah the second batch »

My first hand plane has arrived I am in hog heaven, it seems to be in pretty good shape although I am not by any means an expert. The blade seems thin I don’t know maybe it is just me it is honestly the first time holding one in my hands old or new. I tried it a few times with the knowledge that I have not sharped it the bottom is flat and with that being said made some shaving. I also won my last eBay bid I had started, got it for .99 well with shipping of coarse.

It is in pretty rough shape and after looking online I am pretty sure it is missing a piece off the side. But I really liked it and am stoked about the idea of cleaning it up and getting the missing piece. I will post in the next few days as the four other shipments should come in soon although of course the one I wanted to show up first has just shipped today.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 08:51 PM

That #78 looks pretty sweet but you are missing the fence for it, theyre pretty well available so im sure youll find one soon enough. There should also be a little “nicker” on the side Next order of business is to grease the wife, a project just for her, tends to keep mine happy.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Don W

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 09:04 PM

Sweet 78. Look here for a fence. http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/rabbetplanefencekit.aspx

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

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 09:31 PM

Little work and sweat and that 78 will look like new. The first one looks like it just needs a little polishing and your good, excellent finds.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 10:14 PM

My heartfelt Congratulations on your new tool purchases! Any day with a handplane nearby is a good day.

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

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ronniebo

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#5 posted 05-14-2012 11:33 PM

How soon should we other addicts warn Jacob—-or should we standby and let him suffer with us?
RB

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Don W

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 01:05 AM

its to late for him. Just let him smile and think every thing is ok.

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

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ShaneA

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#7 posted 05-15-2012 01:12 AM

I think there is a forum on here poopiekat started about the 78.

Yeah, my initial diagnosis for Jacob was terminal. No cure!

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jacob34

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#8 posted 05-15-2012 03:11 AM

I will admit I posted on another blog of mine in response to another member that while I have a addiction and have stood up and taken the first step I do not have any desire to correct said problem.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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ShaneA

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#9 posted 05-15-2012 03:24 AM

Yeah Jacob, no need to correct the “problem”, we all got it, I know I do. I think it was Billy Joel who said, “I would rather laugh with the sinners, than cry with the saints”. I think you are among the sinners/enablers group here. The more the merrier.

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 05-15-2012 12:29 PM

The sinners are just more fun …..

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Bertha

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#11 posted 05-15-2012 01:08 PM

Another index case for the disease:) Those are some handsome planes.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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jacob34

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#12 posted 05-15-2012 02:10 PM

I always remember how my father explained things to me for example after coming home from school one day and being taught that drinking makes you an alcoholic no matter how much you drink (hmm) anyway he explained that his beer intake did not effect anyone else work, bills and mom so to speak. I take the same with my addiction hopefully I will get good enough to make beautiful things.

And yes I would way rather be with the sinners of woodworking than the pure who think wood shaving are a mess instead of a relaxing bi-product of a euphoric and therapeutic ahhh man I am hopelessly hooked. Hi I am Jacob and I have relapsed. Do I need a sponsor or just my hand planes to show up?

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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Mosquito

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#13 posted 05-15-2012 02:38 PM

Better off collecting these kinds of planes instead of planers and jointers of the powered variety…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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jacob34

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#14 posted 05-15-2012 02:44 PM

Exactly, you want to talk about running out of room. I have a planer that lacks a place in my shop and ends up being pushed under a table when not being used.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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SamuelP

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#15 posted 05-15-2012 09:41 PM

welcome.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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