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Old 05-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #21
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:59 PM   #22
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One thing I know is they get quite horny over shaving a 1/64" off a board with a plane.
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One thing I know is they get quite horny over shaving a 1/64" off a board with a plane.
Ya, but don't you wish your plane iron could do that...consistently?
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ah sou, you are wise beyond words. I'm still at the "ohiou gozaimasu" level.
Guess this is why I flunked out of high school japapenese. Damn school.
One thing I've found really odd. What do you call a palm nailer in japanese. A "schneider".
Figure that one out for me.
From what I know they don't have Japanese words for new age things so this is why when you hear them speak you'll hear them say the american word in the middle of Japanese speaking for the thing that wasn't around 400 years ago in Japan.

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Arigato....

I have known a few Japanese tradesman over the years. All have been very honorable and respectful gentlemen...
True the level of respect is unbelievable.
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In my experience it is mostly the Chinese culture that can't pronounce the "L".....
These people have great pride and honor and don't like to considered Chinese. They are over 3000 years removed from where they came from. There were believed to be 4 settlements to Japan from when there were land bridges. One in the north from what we know as today as Korea. One in the south from Polynesia to Okinawa, this is why they are so dark and do not consider themselves Japanese. There were 2 other settlements but this is getting to long and drug out and is not a history lesson
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Apparently this forum doesnt support Japanese shape letters. .
Oh??? 「いいね!」と言っている友達はまだいません
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One thing I know is they get quite horny over shaving a 1/64" off a board with a plane.
Not for nothing, but that was WAY thinner than 1/64".
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Ya, but don't you wish your plane iron could do that...consistently?
It could if I didn't use it for shaving hardie plank or laminate flooring the next day. I've used diamond and japanese honing stones and could shave the hair off a gnat's ass.


But I'm not building temples to be reflected upon 100 years from now. There comes a time for mediocrity.

I.E. shaving a micron off a board that's used for soffit 20' above eyesight. I love it, but at the same time it's a little uncalled for.

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It could if I didn't use it for shaving hardie plank or laminate flooring the next day. I've used diamond and japanese honing stones and could shave the hair off a gnat's ass.


But I'm not building temples to be reflected upon 100 years from now. There comes a time for mediocrity.

I.E. shaving a micron off a board that's used for soffit 20' above eyesight. I digress.
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I.E. shaving a micron off a board that's used for soffit 20' above eyesight. I digress.
I plugged my ears and sang the "La, la, la" song through the first part of your post.

It's not for that, man.

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Not for nothing, but that was WAY thinner than 1/64".
1/128", you happy yet?!?

I like this thread but its heading down a narrow road.
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1/128", you happy yet?!?
"One if by land, two if by sea..."

Nope.

I saw the youtube video, also.

Still too thick at 1/128" there, Paul.
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I plugged my ears and sang the "La, la, la" song through the first part of your post.

It's not for that, man.

Furniture.
But, that's not necessarily the problem. Unplug your ear's and listen to the serenade of a man menstruating.

Oh dear god, I really am going to hell aren't I?
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But, that's not necessarily the problem. Unplug your ear's and listen to the serenade of a man menstruating.

Oh dear god, I really am going to hell aren't I?


I'm just trying to goad you a little bit.

Let me ask you this:

Do you own a cabinet/card scraper?
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I'm just trying to goad you a little bit.

Let me ask you this:

Do you own a cabinet/card scraper?
A burnisher? I do not own one, but have held one with my mere mortal hands.
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Card/cabinet scraper:



Works well with bondo repairs, and when you have two flat wood surfaces coming together, in the same plane, that are 1/64" or 1/128" out of flush.
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In reply, don't get me wrong.

I respect japanese tools to the utmost.

The japanese "pull saw". Makes us all look like ape's for using the traditional "push saw". For so many years.

One thing I reflect upon is another tradesman saying "you guys make a hell of a tv, but you sure as hell can't make a hammer".



I watched my co-worker try to set a nail with one of these. As I grazed my hand upon the damage he had un-sewn onto that poor piece of spruce. I was labeled as a "bad person" for doing so.

As I've always said "I could write a book on our differences, but I'm not sure anyone would read it"

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What's your question? So he argues? I've noticed most people from other countries argue more.
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What's your question? So he argues? I've noticed most people from other countries argue more.
Not necessarily a question, more or less just venting or feeling out.

I.E. Making sure I'm not 100% insane.

90% I can deal with.
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Figure this is a shot in the dark. But I've worked with a japanese fellow for 8 years. In the start he was basically fresh off the boat.

English has improved. He's a great worker, meticulous as hell (too much alot of the time). Seems like he's still set in his old ways. Everything has to be organized/scheduled, Job tasks have to be well thought out, communicated to everyone on the job site. Any decision what so ever must be communicated to the superior.

Sounds fine on paper. But construction isn't so black/white in my opinion. He brings up arguments over what I thought about this or that and what he planned and thought should happen. Today he seems pissed that I made a few cuts while he was in the ****ter. (He was the cut-man).

I figure this should get some interesting reply's. I'm easy to get along with, perhaps a bit stubborn. Hell I work with a canadian once in a while and all I hear is "you bet", "no problem", "sounds good".

Just give me a gun...

Since I have lived in Asia before. Many people learn at a young age to refer to superiors before making a decision. This is part of the culture that people learn in school.

There are advantages and disadvantages to how Japanese do things just as there are advantages and disadvantages to how Americans do things.

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