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Forum topic by david_larch posted 537 days ago 860 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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537 days ago

I finally went and joined the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association this week. I bought a few raffle tickets before the meeting and ended up winning a prize – Lie Nielsen low angle block plane. Not only had I recently drooled over this but it’s also my first plane. Now I just need to learn how to set it up and use it properly!

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#1 posted 537 days ago

Very nice!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#2 posted 537 days ago

You would be hard pressed to find a finer tool to learn on. That is one fine ‘starter’ plane!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 533 days ago

How did you like the meeting? I’m just getting back into woodworking and setting up my shop. I live in North County and was thinking of checking out the next meeting.

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#4 posted 532 days ago

I liked it. Like many things you get what you give. 25 cent magazines, movie check outs, raffle, coffee, a presentation and about a billion years worth of collective knowledge. They have a real need for new volunteers so there a plenty of opportunities to get involved.

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#5 posted 532 days ago

Way to go, David. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 532 days ago

Way to go Dave. That’s very cool.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 532 days ago

Congrats. Great get !!

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#8 posted 532 days ago

JEALOUS! I’ve just started getting into hand tools and routinely drool over these!

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#9 posted 532 days ago

That’s Trash !!!

Send it to me to dispose of….

You definately earned a “you Suck” for that Gloat ;)

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#10 posted 532 days ago

Beautiful win! If only I was ever so lucky!

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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#11 posted 532 days ago

what a score

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#12 posted 532 days ago

There’s no way up from there. Great catch.

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#13 posted 532 days ago

Oh well….
Another plane addict.
I love it when that happens. Misery loves company.
You’re forever plagued.


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