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    What's your favorite woodworking sound, tool, task, thing, sight, smell, etc.

    I have 2 things that I love above all else in my shop. The first is the sound a nice piece of machined hardwood makes when I put it on my bench. I swear I can tell the difference between walnut, QSWO, maple, polar, etc. And I would be hard pressed to tell you why - it's just a ringing bell to me. Sometimes I'll pick it up and put it back on the bench a second time just to hear it. The other is breaking the edges of milled pieces with sandpaper. I know. Weird. There is just something cool about a sanded edge. I don't like planed edges - they seem to perfect. Maybe it's the small imperfections. Dunno.

    What's yours?
    Bill
    I'm not old. I've just been young for a very, very long time.

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    My favorite wood working sound is teller at the bank asking how would I like my money from the check that my customer wrote me.

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    Feeding a 6 head moulder.

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    Anything that is working well

    Everything that is working well.

    From a cleanly scribed knife-line to the sweet buzz of the big jointer,hanplane to supersurfacer


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    Supersurfacer.

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    My wife telling me how beautiful a piece of furniture is that I made for her.

    Mike
    Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.

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    I just like the smell of newly milled wood. Doesn’t matter the species for the most part...new construction, cabinets, general projects. I truly love wood I guess.

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    I like the "thuck" sound of a perfectly fitted tenon sliding into the mortise. I wish I could say I hear it often :-(

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    The sigh, when I occasionally get it right!

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    I like the sound of a well sharpened hand saw coming to the end of a cut.

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    Hands down - the big "Locomotive" - - the Milwaukee 5625 - winding up to a screaming high pitched wail!

    One of my fondest memories of the end of my youth (a month before high school graduation) was a trip to the Indy 500 time trials.
    My best friend, his dad & his dad's friend (who was one of the officials) got us seats for the time trials on the infield - in the owners area.
    We were right on the rail & close enough to the action you could see the driver's faces & the whine of an "Offy" was so loud it hurt!

    I think of that every time I turn on a router.

    Good times....the harsh realities of life set in a few months after that.
    My granddad always said, :As one door closes, another opens".
    Wonderful man, terrible cabinet maker...

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    The smell of raw wood mmmmm

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    Favorite sound: A well-sharpened plane singing through a piece of hardwood. You can hear when it needs sharpening because it starts to lose that "zing."

    Favorite smell: Either mahogany or port Orford cedar when freshly planed.

    Favorite tool: The NX60 block plane that a fellow creeker gave me. It meant a lot to me, and it is a beautiful tool.

    Sight: My wife when she comes to sit and talk while I work.

    Thing: My workbench- modified split-top Roubo with plenty o' vises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm Schweizer View Post
    Favorite sound: A well-sharpened plane singing through a piece of hardwood.
    Doh! Beat me to it! I also like the "squeak" sound a sharp plane makes as it creates paper-thin shavings going through white pine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Wrenn View Post
    My favorite wood working sound is teller at the bank asking how would I like my money from the check that my customer wrote me.
    Get outta my head

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