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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Yeah! I will never forget the first use of a plane after I had the WorkSharp 3000 (for sharpness) and the Veritas low angle plane (very easy to adjust very accurately). What a feeling. I started using a plane on everything (and I am really an electric power person). As someone else said, the sound, the smoothness, the feel of the wood, etc. really can get to you.

    I have several planes now. However, my go to plane is the least expensive of the bunch; a wonderful FWW member made a wooden plane with Hock iron. It didn't cost me a cent and it is easy to adjust. The iron makes it rock solid. It is easy to sharpen and put back to work. And, as I said, a wonderful man made it for me---Take a bow Toni Ciuraneta of Barcelona (a country within a country).

    Don't worry. I am not going to convert to Neanderthal---I'm too old.


    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Don't worry. I am not going to convert to Neanderthal---I'm too old.
    Isn't that an oxymoron? I'm more of a neanderthal by nature and a power tool user due to expediency (vroom!!!).

    I'd have to agree the feeling of taking a looooonnnnggg shaving of indeterminate thinness (I admit to having fondled, caressed, unrolled and generally admired but not to having measured my shavings ) in one pass is a weirdly satisfying feeling. Embrace the dark side!

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    SW Minnesota
    And a coffee can of those shavings are the best charcoal lighter I have found.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Good share Roger. May we all continue to have those Eureka moments as we move down the trail.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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