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Forum topic by fivecodys posted 06-10-2017 05:59 PM 1542 views 0 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-10-2017 05:59 PM

I used to be a little happy Power Tool guy. If something was a little too tall or bumpy, I’d just slap some 80 grit sandpaper on my ROS and grind it until it was flat.
But NO!.......You Hand Plane guys just had to keep posting all your cool planes. Telling people how to tune them up or sharpen them.

Now look what you did!!

I am in the process of making a set of Cornhole boards for our church camp that is coming up. I decided to wrap the plywood with oak to help toughen it up a little. The oak strips were a bit proud on the face (intentional). I was going to sand them smooth when I heard something calling from my work bench. It was my old block plane that I had just tuned up for the first time. Holy Cow! This did the job in nothing flat! And there was this voice in my head saying ” what else can I use this on?”. My wife came out and asked what all the little “curleys” were on the floor. I just smiled.

Thanks Guys!

-- There' are two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works.

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#1 posted 06-10-2017 06:01 PM

Nice Job, Chem. I love using hand planes, I’ve been getting deeper and deeper into it lately. You can even make your own fairly easily (“krenov-style” laminated wood bodied planes).

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 06-10-2017 06:06 PM

Just wait, she’ll find a craft use for them and ask you to make more. (nice job)

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#3 posted 06-10-2017 06:31 PM

“Gossamer shavings baby”

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#4 posted 06-10-2017 07:19 PM

Welcome to the darkside, Chem!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#5 posted 06-10-2017 07:34 PM

Sanding is for suckers.

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#6 posted 06-10-2017 07:57 PM

You were warned that they are addicting….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 06-10-2017 09:07 PM

You are only at the beginning…. lol

The slippery slope.

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

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#8 posted 06-10-2017 11:12 PM

once you know how to use and sharpen them it makes a huge difference

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#9 posted 06-11-2017 12:17 AM

As the movie character says “my little precious”.

Enjoy Chem, a block plane was my work place when I was a carpenter.


-- For those about to die, remember your bicycle helmet!

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#10 posted 06-11-2017 01:48 AM

What do you mean by sandpaper, what is that? ;)
I too have to save all of my wood shavings for my girlfriend.

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#11 posted 06-11-2017 02:16 AM

Welcome to the dark side, there is no turning back.

When my wife sees the results of planing, she calls it “making hamster bedding”.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#12 posted 06-11-2017 10:24 AM

Welcome to the ride.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#13 posted 06-11-2017 01:32 PM

Be very careful!!! Sounds like you be catching the bug too.

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#14 posted 06-11-2017 01:38 PM

Ah but they are precious.

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

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#15 posted 06-11-2017 03:09 PM

They do tend to “grow” on you..

Don’t they?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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