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Maker of Fine Wood Shavings

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I've been crazy busy, but took some time to sharpen my block plane. It sure is fun working with sharp hand tools. I back beveled a half newel (hollow box style) so it would hug the wall--these are the shavings:

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Hey Bass, how's it going? Glad to hear you're mad skilz aren't sitting idle. I can hear those wood shavings as they're rolling off that newel. No hearing protection needed there.:thumbsup:
you are making your own edge banding. Leo will be proud. :thumbsup:

glad to hear you have been busy. Hope all else is well too.
What do you use for a plane?....I use a stanley low angle that I use in the field.

I've tried my hand at sharpening but I've never gotton the results I see in FWW....sharpening is a skill in itself:thumbsup:
Howdy, The trees are starting to show off their fall colors here...this causes Minnesotans to panic.:laughing: This season is always busy here. I've been doing some cabinetmaking and installing, tomorrow is day two of an oak and iron rail job, making a custom oak return air grill, a mud room project, etc.

The sound of a sharp plane in action is very cool!:w00t:

Cheers,

Bass
Hey Bass, how's it going? Glad to hear you're mad skilz aren't sitting idle. I can hear those wood shavings as they're rolling off that newel. No hearing protection needed there.:thumbsup:
The sound of quality hand tools in general is very cool. It's a shame some guys in the trades have never heard them.:laughing:
Howdy, The trees are starting to show off their fall colors here...this causes Minnesotans to panic.:laughing: This season is always busy here. I've been doing some cabinetmaking and installing, tomorrow is day two of an oak and iron rail job, making a custom oak return air grill, a mud room project, etc.

The sound of a sharp plane in action is very cool!:w00t:

Cheers,

Bass
I need a better teacher than what I've had...sorry, didn't mean to dumb it down.

That's cool basswood, wish I could do that!
The sound of quality hand tools in general is very cool. It's a shame some guys in the trades have never heard them.:laughing:
Hi Gus,

I kinda like the idea of making my own edge banding.:jester:

Been busy with work and finding time for some fun too. Last week I paddled the canoe from my place in Minnesota across the Big River to Fountain City, WI... had lunch at the Golden Frog, then paddled back home. Took a daughter and a nephew along. It was a good time.

All the best,

Bass
you are making your own edge banding. Leo will be proud. :thumbsup:

glad to hear you have been busy. Hope all else is well too.
I also have an old Stanley, low angle, block plane. I recently bought a fine diamond sharpening stone and I have found it easier to get good results with this stone than with the others I've used... or maybe I'm getting better at it.:whistling
What do you use for a plane?....I use a stanley low angle that I use in the field.

I've tried my hand at sharpening but I've never gotton the results I see in FWW....sharpening is a skill in itself:thumbsup:
Hey Bass, will you sharpen these for me, pal?:thumbsup:

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Your blade is set too deeply and you need to check your chip breaker, if you have one on that plane. Those seem a bit thick, which is a testament to how sharp your blade is, but how smooth a surface is it leaving? Looks like its chattering a bit by the fuzzy shavings.

Good job on learning to sharpen by hand. There isn't much more satisfying than success.
I would enjoy doing that... if I were retired.:whistling I don't think I will ever be bored.
Hey Bass, will you sharpen these for me, pal?:thumbsup:
The plane I used is a Stanley 12-960. I posted the wood shavings pics because people always joke about carpenters being "maker of wood shavings," etc. and because I thought the shavings looked cool. Also, I think hand tools don't get used enough anymore... that and none of my work this month has been very interesting.

Ordinary work does pay the bills though.
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I set the blade a skosh deeper than normal, for rapid stock removal (this was back-beveling the hidden side of a half-newel, so it didn't need to look perfect). The plane didn't chatter, pretty good for deep planing of oak. Pine shavings would look very smooth, I reckon.

Hand tools are very enjoyable to use, if it is a good sharp tool, and you have some skill.:party:
Your blade is set too deeply and you need to check your chip breaker, if you have one on that plane. Those seem a bit thick, which is a testament to how sharp your blade is, but how smooth a surface is it leaving? Looks like its chattering a bit by the fuzzy shavings.

Good job on learning to sharpen by hand. There isn't much more satisfying than success.
hell frame the group pic and sell it in a art gal in NY yuppies will buy anything
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