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  • #126568
    jude
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    I had a visit today from a fellow member of the woodworkingmasterclasses forum that I had invited. I wanted to compare techniques, talk about projects and just generally put a face to one of the names I see on the internet.

    We compared techniques on sharpening plane irons. This is something I struggle with as I don’t have a way to compare how well I can do this simple task. With cutting a straight line, it is obviously right or wrong. A warped board can be planed flat to a point where it doesn’t rock on the benchtop anymore. Sharpening though seems to be an elusive goal. I understand the science, but it takes also finesse to do correctly. So, having someone to come by and say that you’re doing it right is quite appreciated.

    Also, sometimes it can be a bit isolating when you work on your own. I don’t see that woodworking is a group effort, usually one person plugging away. So, it was refreshing to have a different pair of eyes take a look at what I do and give suggestions.

    Anyway, if you are reading this and are in the Chicago area: You’re welcome to stop by. If not, I suggest you meet up with others in your area and learn from each other.

    judekenny.wordpress.com

    Near Chicago, USA

    #126574
    Ben Fisher
    Participant

    That is completely awesome.

    I’m near St. Louis, not a super long drive up there I don’t suppose…

    - Ben

    #126578
    MaxWheeler
    Participant

    Awesome! I’d love for there to be a master classes meet up someday

    Swindon, England

    #126579
    Joseph Sellers
    Keymaster

    @maxwheeler

    I live in Oxford which isn’t far from Swindon. I would be happy to have a coffee with you sometime if you come to Oxford.

    #126580
    Eddy Flynn
    Participant

    it looks like WWMC could do with a get together

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #126582
    Frank Joseph
    Participant

    I posted a open invite to my shop for anyone in range last year. Not one reply ?

    In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.

    #126586
    Joel Finkel
    Participant

    It was a fun afternoon visiting Jude. I’m going to set up a group on Meetup for Chicago area folks. We’ll see if anyone responds. I’ll post the link herein a while.

    North side of Chicago. -- "Such a long, long time to be gone; such a short time to be there."

    #126613
    MaxWheeler
    Participant

    @joseph

    I do often work in Oxford so next time I’m in the area I will certainly take you up on that!

    Swindon, England

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