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    little gloat

    I sent some hand planes off to a benefactor for rebuilding. He and I swap stuff now and then and he's a great guy...or so I thought! I get the box with my planes back yesterday and there is also this inside. You can see the curl in the picture...which doesn't happen often. He just became a greater guy IMHO. See that plane on the left in the middle pic?...that's not one of mine. He sent it to me for a canoe build I'm doing. I see some pens in those blanks

    Thanks again sir!!!!
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    He kept the cords for those planes!!
    Should be some awesome pens in that wood!!
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    I though you were gona yell at him for sending his scrape to ya to throw away
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    I told him I just cleaned out (part of) my scrap barrel so I could fill up the box. After all, bubble wrap isn't green or organic!

    Later, I'll post the saga of the refurbs, and some before/after pix.
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    You know what's really pathetic...years ago, my brother gave me a plane for Christmas...Shelton that needed refurbishing. I opened my present and my brother said "Oh...I'll show you how to do it" He never did. I watched my BIL open his and my brother gave him a freshly rebuilt and shiny Stanley #2...my brother did all the work himself. I did the work on the Shelton and found out later...about a month ago, that they are a piece of crap...$14 on ebay. We have never spoken much, he's mad at me for this and my wifes mad at his wife for that...Family life is just to die for!
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    The planes came out looking great. I'll bet they're nice to use, too.

    Real shame he sent you that ugly ol' scrap wood, though. I can tell from the crossgrain lines in the pics that his bandsaw sure is doing a jagged job in the resawing department.
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    oops...better get that sharpened too!
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