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Blog entry by rhett posted 07-24-2013 02:57 PM 826 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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-- It's only wood.

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#1 posted 07-24-2013 04:20 PM

My mission above all else, is to get people in the shop and to get fellow wood workers to push their perceived boundaries and comfort levels.

Well said and done! Thanks Rhett.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 07-24-2013 04:32 PM

I know it probably wasn’t your vision. This post made me laugh. All I could think was “Rhett got one of those emails”.

A while ago an LJ contacted me through my blog to tell me how bad my writing sucked and suggested a learning course of action since I seemed uneducated. Its funning because I don’t remember any rule that said you had to read my sh&#.

I applaud you in your endeavor. And god forbid a man should do good and make a living at the same time.

I hope you don’t mind me jumping along side you on your soap box, but I’ll offer up some advice. Don’t like my writing, don’t read it. Don’t like Nice Ash planes, don’t buy one. I doubt you or I will notice the difference.

For the rest of the folks here at LJs, I thanks for not mentioning my writing sucks, and you could do much worse than one of those Ash planes.

Edit, and thanks to all those who have sent the “thank you” emails. They are much appreciated.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 04:41 PM

-- "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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#4 posted 07-24-2013 05:34 PM

I apologize for addressing this issue in such a public format, but since I have only presented these planes on woodworking forums, I decided to take it directly to the source, hence posting this rant at multiple sites.

-- It's only wood.

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 05:38 PM

Man Rhett, no apology needed. I appreciate you writing this.

My first reaction is, “glad I’m not the only one.” I admit, I didn’t fully realize when I started on LJs that I would be “putting myself out there” to be scrutinized. Eventually I had to confide in a couple LJs when the criticism got to me a bit. Evidently some of my work is “wasteful” of hardwoods…lol.

I genuinely want to learn. Genuinely want to help. I get the same impression about you Rhett. I really wish you success.

Other than that…. haters are gonna hate. My goal is to not give them any more time and frustration than they deserve.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 07:47 PM

I applaud your efforts to sell a good plane at a reasonable price. I’ve seen a lot of very expensive planes for sale, but not many want to lay out the cash for one, so it’s always good to have alternatives.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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