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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 01-29-2013 08:21 PM 940 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gerald Thompson

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01-29-2013 08:21 PM

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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#1 posted 01-29-2013 08:26 PM

good story thanks for sharing.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 09:06 PM


-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 09:28 PM

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

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 11:00 PM

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 01-29-2013 11:43 PM

smart wife you have :-)


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#6 posted 01-30-2013 02:29 AM

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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