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    Cool What am I doing!!??

    I haven't had enough time in the shop lately to do any turning, but I get out there for a few minutes here and there...I decided to play around with the planes I have inherited...turning is a slippery slope, and now hand tools have almost as steep of a slope for me.

    I tuned up a Stanley 110 and a Miller Falls No. 900 and made a few curlies with them last night. Still have a Stanley No. 7 and 3 other 110s to tune up and a cheaper smoother that want to turn into a scrub plane...hope to do that this weekend.
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    ain't it fun, and ther only noise you hear is that soft swosh...
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    i am PROUD of yu jeff!!! its a great feeling aint it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    ain't it fun, and ther only noise you hear is that soft swosh...
    I decided if I was in the shop, I thought I could stay warm doing this and that sound is a great one...swoosh!

    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    i am PROUD of yu jeff!!! its a great feeling aint it
    Thanks Larry! I told you about a friend that could help me get going...he gave me one of these and told me to google "scary sharp"...I have a cut on the end of my index finger to prove these planes are scary sharp too.
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    the curlies showed it jeff.. you dont get consistent curls without some had skill and a sharp iron
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    i am PROUD of yu jeff!!! its a great feeling aint it
    Hey Larry still pounding away at the flat work with that mallet are you?

    I'll do the turning you just keep getting better & better at the flat work.

    I still look back at pic's of that hope chest & wish I could do that well.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    Hey Larry still pounding away at the flat work with that mallet are you?

    I'll do the turning you just keep getting better & better at the flat work.

    I still look back at pic's of that hope chest & wish I could do that well.
    well bart that mallet got used just the other day on some corner chiseling i put your name on it so i can remember who made it for me and you can just step out and take the leap.. you wont fall far and if you do we all will help you back up
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    Jeff welcome to the Bright Side of smooth curlys. And the benefits are huge. Nothing flys back at you

    I can vouch for every word you said.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    ...turning is a slippery slope, and now hand tools have almost as steep of a slope for me.

    And you were silly enough to think that turning was addictive
    I have more planes than turning tools.
    And now the handsaws are creeping in. Once you learn how to sharpen them and see how well they really work it's hard to stop.
    At least I haven't started with chisles or bit braces yet.

    Nice work on the tuneups !
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