Brand new to this and very much enjoying a daily dose of WWMC. Best teacher I’ve ever had, on any subject. I have a funny little anecdote to share. I received in the post today my first ever plane, a record no.4, proper excited about it. Got some old rough sawn pine from the yard and started. I soon realised that the iron had been sharpenened lovely, but was so out of square that the adjustment couldn’t bring it back. So I got the sharpening stone out and went to it. It came back eventually, got lovely shavings. But of course I had a taste for sharpening by then, so out came all my chisels and augur bits and i went through the lot. Perfect! about four hours of sharpening and honing. I thought I’d go back to the new plane and try getting the rough sawn pine into square. The plane seemed to skip about and I decided to try the oily rag in a tin thing that Paul swears by, found a small tin in the cupboard and emptied the contents. Here’s the funny bit. While I had managed to sharpen for a good few hours without gouging myself, washing the tin out was a step to far it seems. I managed to slice my thumb open on the tin, resulting in a good pumping of blood all over the kitchen, and no more planing today.
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