I knew when I heard it
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I can’t explain the happiness that I had this weekend when I finally hear the distinct sound of full length wispy shavings coming from my Dad’s Bailey #4.
I knew it was working when I could “hear” the plane making shavings. I am so grateful for your instruction @Paul and for all of the community members here in the forums. Thank you so much!
I had planned to start my Seller’s Workbench after Labor Day (here in the US) but I am not sure I can wait that long now that the stumbling with my sharpening, and setup for the hand plane is over.
The key for me was the latest video on adjusting the set. So clear and concise. Perfect.
Ed McNeil11 August 2015 at 3:05 pm #129259
Wait until your hand cut mortise and tenon joint comes together and you check it and it’s perfectly square!
Hubert, NC12 August 2015 at 5:38 am #129282
Good stuff, Ed. There is a lot of satisfaction in that sound. I’ve been at hand planing a few years, and I still have times when things aren’t right. Keep in mind that things go out of whack, so when you run into trouble, make sure to:
– sharpen, sharpen, sharpen
– set the iron in the plane properly so it takes the same shaving on left and right sides
– oil/wax the bottom of the plane
– read the grain for direction of planing
– probably lots of other things that don’t come to mind right now.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the tips @mattmcgrane . I really appreciate it.
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