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Blog entry by Philip Edwards posted 07-08-2007 05:38 PM 2514 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks
Remember me?
Apologies for my (rather longer than I imagined!) absence – time certainly does fly.
First of all – I want to say thank you to all the Jocks that have sent me emails worrying about my whereabouts. It warmed my heart!
So where have I been? Working…...........and then a little bit more work :)
I have taken the plunge and gone self-employed! I am now, officially, a chippy. It has been an exciting few months as I have built up my customers. I am reaching the stage where there just isn’t enough days in the week!
So my hobby has taken a hit. Workshop time has fallen drastically, as has my Internet time.
I’ve been keeping myself busy making woodworking planes – if you’ve taken a look at my website you’ll see plenty of evidence ;) I’ll start posting pictures of them here soon.
And as a way of apology I have made a video to start the ball rolling. This one is on adjusting wooden planes. I hope you find it useful
Best regards
Phil



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scottb

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#1 posted 07-08-2007 06:03 PM

Let me be the first to say Congratulations!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#2 posted 07-08-2007 06:30 PM

Great video – thanks for posting it…nice to see you lurking around here!

I didn’t realize how small “baby” was until I saw it in your hands…a sweet little block plane.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 07-08-2007 07:06 PM

Great video Phil. Glad to see your back and that business is going well.

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

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#4 posted 07-09-2007 02:03 AM

Very professionally done, Phil, and informative.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#5 posted 07-09-2007 03:18 AM

Great video Phillip.

-- 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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#6 posted 07-09-2007 07:58 AM

Thanks, Gents!
Phil

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Zuki

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#7 posted 07-11-2007 12:06 AM

Wow. You make it look so easy and simple.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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#8 posted 07-11-2007 12:12 AM

Zuki
If your plane is well set-up then it is!
The biggest problems are a wedge that doesn’t fit correctly and hitting the wedge in too hard. It is surprising how little pressure is required to hold it firmly.
Cheers
Phil

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#9 posted 07-11-2007 01:09 AM

Thanks Phil;
I know stuff tht can impress my freinds now!
Great instuctions.
What part of Texas are you from? <vbg>

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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oscorner

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#10 posted 07-13-2007 06:11 PM

I wish I would have seen this video thirty five years ago. Very informative and that plane made some super shavings. Looks like your finger got in the way of a hammer or something. The finger nail looks bruised. I hope it heals soon.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 07-13-2007 06:16 PM

Congratulations on taking the plunge Phil. I wish you much success in your new endeavor.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#12 posted 07-13-2007 08:43 PM

Bob
Glad you like my guitar track. I call it “Cowboy Song” :)
Os, I bruised my finger carrying my sliding compound mitre saw. I forgot to lock the slide off and the saw slid back and squashed me!! And yes, I certainly did some serious cursing….....;)
Thanks Bill!
Cheers
Phil

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#13 posted 07-14-2007 03:42 PM

Looks like this video is popular. I saw a link to it on the FWW home page.

http://blogs.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?webtag=gluetube

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

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#14 posted 07-14-2007 05:40 PM

Wow! Excellent!
Thanks for the link, Wayne. You’ve made my day,
Phil

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Dorje

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#15 posted 07-14-2007 06:20 PM

Yeah, that was cool to see as I was perusing the FWW site last night!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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