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gljacobs

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#1 posted 939 days ago

I went back and roughed out the tenon with the table saw and mark out the shoulder with a square and knife and pared back with a chisel and viola! a perfect tenon and a superb fit!! only thing is it takes a bit of time.
KsSlim you are correct sir…my buddy at work had suggested the same thing and you guys are spot on.

My only continued gripe is with the shoulder plane
...isn’t it supposed to be a precision tool
....isn’t it for $175 supposed to slice end grain perfectly and efficiently(when sharpened correctly).
.....isn’t it suppose to gleam in the sunlight and make all my worries go away to a far off place.
To these question I know the answer…except for maybe the last one.

...and that answer is, I think,...drum roll please…Practice.
I suck and I know it.
I was too stubborn to admit it and now my knee hurts and a piece of cherry isn’t broken over it(thankfully…I think)
Now all I have to do is kill about three hundo board feet of poplar perfecting my stroke and ice my knee.
Thanks everyone for their help and insight I sincerely appreciate it.

Yours truly in maple, walnut, and cherry.
G.J.


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