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Forum topic by Peik Löf posted 04-20-2009 08:17 PM 1397 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Peik Löf

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04-20-2009 08:17 PM

“Robert J. McMahon is a master carpenter with over 20 years of experience. He has worked on many restoration projects of old, period homes in the Philadelphia area, as well as ecologically friendly and environmentally clean homes in Massachusetts. He has a passion for building furniture.”

I thought it was hilarious when i first saw him use the hand plane, but when he pulled out the power planer… not so much :S

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#1 posted 04-20-2009 08:34 PM

is this a joke?

what the …..

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 04-20-2009 08:58 PM

He’s something else! I’ll stay with my #4 and #5 hand planes thank you.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#3 posted 04-20-2009 09:02 PM

made me wanna go there right now, and punch him in the face with a #8 …. and I’m not even an aggressive person.

8iowa, I dont think I’ve EVER seen anyone use one of those power planers…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 04-20-2009 09:04 PM

I conclude that he must be a master carpenter with mad skills, since he managed to have all his fingers intact after practicing 20 years of maverick carpentry

-- Ed

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#5 posted 04-20-2009 09:18 PM

that’s hilarious, just a matter of time before he loses something he’s attached to.master carpenter MA.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#6 posted 04-20-2009 09:40 PM

I can’t look at videos here at work, but anything from expert villiage on youtube, I do not give any credit to. I have sent them several comments telling them to pull their videos and what mistakes they are making. I am sure this one sounds similar.

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#7 posted 04-20-2009 10:02 PM

It looks like he tried to plane a cement floor with the handplane right before planing the wood with the way the chunks of wood were coming out and his demonstration of trying to plane the endgrain with one hand while holding the unclamped board…WTF? If I had never used a handplane and watched this video, I would go out and buy the power planer without even considering a handplane. And then, I would take it out of the box, plug it and, and promptly cut off one of my fingers with it. Those videos should be deleted.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#8 posted 04-21-2009 02:26 AM

What kind of “expert” doesn’t have a Vise for work holding? It appers the expert is reading right out of a book and demostrating said inforation without having the foundation to implement it properly. Who holds a bord on edge by hand while trying to use a hand plane? ....... A Newbie is the only thing I can come up with….

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#9 posted 04-21-2009 02:39 AM

how does this guy get 5000+ views. Got to be paying for the top search engines and then getting a nickel every time someone hits his site with the ads. only reason I can think of. My videos have been out there 6 months and only have a few hundred views.

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#10 posted 04-21-2009 05:39 AM

What, he doesn’t own a miter saw?

-- Childress Woodworks

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#11 posted 05-03-2009 12:37 PM

HOW IS THIS MAN STILL ALIVE?!!! I could only watch one of these videos. First of all, this guy shows several indicators that he is drunk off his gourd! When he reaches across the blades to turn on the power planer, I thought he was going to lose some fingers. After he turned the power planer around and planed toward his body, I had to turn it off.
This guy is the poster child for “Shop Safety!”

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#12 posted 05-18-2009 03:50 AM


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