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Thread: How does your age affect wood working ability

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Carey View Post
    here's another thing to watch out for:

    A couple of 4 days ago I read the thread about mechanical pencils, and was impressed with the engineering in the Zebra Delguard pencil, which is only 6 bucks (huh - what else is a great deal at 6 bucks??) so I ordered one.
    A couple of 2 days ago I read the thread about mechanical pencils, and was impressed with the engineering in the Zebra Delguard pencil, which is only 6 bucks so I ordered one.

    Yes indeed - I have a backup! And 6 bundles of lead.

    I checked and thanks goodness I only ordered one Makita router.
    I ended up with two Stanley's #5-1/4, don't know how the second one came about. Not sad about the second one, both will be put to good use. And a #39 1/2" turned up and don't know how that happened. At least I have not booked a world tour. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinus Loewensteijn View Post
    I ended up with two Stanley's #5-1/4, don't know how the second one came about. [edited]
    A #5-1/4 can make a great scrub plane if you need to dimension wood or work on rough cut wood.

    Three Scrubs.jpg

    The #5-1/4 is in the middle. It looks like it was beat to heck and back in a High School shop class.

    jtk
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    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    A #5-1/4 can make a great scrub plane if you need to dimension wood or work on rough cut wood.

    Three Scrubs.jpg

    The #5-1/4 is in the middle. It looks like it was beat to heck and back in a High School shop class.
    Yeah, somebody tore it a new hanging hole. High school, it can be like Lord of the Flies for a plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Dawson View Post
    Yeah, somebody tore it a new hanging hole. High school, it can be like Lord of the Flies for a plane.
    And don't forget the smirk (aka crack) at the top side of the mouth. If my memory is working it likely has a small crack at the bottom of the mouth to go with it. The lateral lever is also broken. A lateral lever on a scrub plane isn't really needed.

    This was how a lemon of an ebay deal was turned into lemonade.

    jtk
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    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Can't put in 14 hour days anymore, down to 12s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Dawson View Post
    Yeah, somebody tore it a new hanging hole. High school, it can be like Lord of the Flies for a plane.
    It isn't as noticeable, but the #5, top plane in the image, also has a hang hole at the heel.

    jtk
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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