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Forum topic by yrob posted 09-29-2011 07:12 PM 1075 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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yrob

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09-29-2011 07:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

So, this morning, I head to my shop and while checking out my jointer plane, I decide it needs sharpening.
No problems, I break out the stones and start sharpening until I get a razor edge.

Put it back in the plane, grab a piece of pine and start planning an edge. It shreds and desintegrates in dust.

What the heck? Go back, look at edge, sharpen again, same results.

After a cup of coffee and a bit of head scratching, I realize I had the chip breaker protruding rather than the blade.. No wonder.. Doh! (Its a Woodriver plane and the chip breaker somewhat looks like a blade edge, not rounded over like the Stanley breakers )

After I put it back together correctly, I was rewarded with nice shavings…

Coffee, dont leave home without it..

-- Yves


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 09-29-2011 07:24 PM

never underestimate the power of caffiene in the morning lol

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#2 posted 09-29-2011 07:31 PM

DOOOOH !!! ...... LOL
I think we all do this kind of mistakes before the first cup
glad to her it wasn´t a powertool you mess around with :-)

Dennis

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#3 posted 09-29-2011 07:38 PM

It wasn’t a mistake….. you were just setting it up for overhead planing.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 09-29-2011 07:43 PM

I see how that could happen. I have a WR plane and I think the parts are similar looking at a glance. But I am really a power tool guy, so things like that could easily happen to me.

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yrob

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#5 posted 09-29-2011 07:50 PM

Well, Shane since I am a hand tool guy and use planes daily, you’d think I would know that. Yet, I got it backward anyway.

I have a contractor table saw that I rarely use and each time I put a blade in it, I have to be real careful not to put the teeths facing the wrong way…

-- Yves

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#6 posted 09-29-2011 08:19 PM

Got a good laugh out of this, thank you! I know what you mean about the coffee: maybe not a necessity for me, but it sure does help most mornings.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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jeth

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#7 posted 09-29-2011 08:24 PM

I keep making those kind of mistakes till at least the third cup, and that’s full mug size measures of expresso..

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yrob

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#8 posted 09-30-2011 07:03 AM

Yes, it is very well made. Flat sole out of the box. The frog mechanism is the same that the old Stanley bedrocks. That is, two screws you can use to move it front and back with blade on. The blade is thick, with a nice chip breaker. I also own a Lie-Nielsen plane (not a jointer) and the latest generation of wood river planes are getting pretty close in quality to Lie-Nielsen. It is an excellent compromise for the price.

-- Yves

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lilredweldingrod

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#9 posted 09-30-2011 10:03 AM

Well, as I always say, (from the lowly perch of my wheelchair) “Hire the handicapped. They’re fun to watch.” lol
Never do anything until after the fourth cup of coffee.

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Bill White

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#10 posted 09-30-2011 08:39 PM

I’ve NEVER done anything like that. (Yeah. Right)
Bill

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