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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 542 days ago 796 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gerald Thompson

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542 days ago

My wife has always taken some what of a dim view on the use of hand tools especially hand planes. Today we were fitting up a cherry Shaker wall clock. We needed about 1/16th’’ taken of some end grain.
She said, “Why don’t you use your shooting board.?
The LV LAJ shaved some curls off of that on and later on on a couple of more. I never rubbed it in and we went on our merry way.
All was square almost seamless.

-- Jerry


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 542 days ago

good story thanks for sharing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RiverWood

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#2 posted 542 days ago

???????

-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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#3 posted 542 days ago

My wife probably thinks a shooting board is something for target practice.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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paratrooper34

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#4 posted 542 days ago

My shooting board sees heavy use on every project. I wouldn’t be able to do much without it. Wonderful tool. Glad you put yours to good use.

-- Mike

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#5 posted 542 days ago

smart wife you have :-)

Dennis

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#6 posted 541 days ago

It’s good to keep square & almost seamless with your wife. You both approached it at exactly the right angle.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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