Extremely Average #161: I was given some practice wood...

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 06-12-2010 05:22 AM 1598 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello All,

This has been a great day. I was given a bunch of practice wood and I have been practicing my hand planing. I really like taking rough, misshapen, odd pieces and turning them into smaller useful pieces. I included 4 pictures today. All in all, a pretty good post and day in the shop.


-- Brian Meeks,

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#1 posted 06-12-2010 08:16 AM

good to see you moving now with those great planes
but it´s not a good idea to hone the blades during that game
you cuold easely cut yourself all over…......LOL

and you think you were lucky….....nope
Hills hardwood is lucky now they have a new regular custommer
and they are very preciated under this werd depression the wold is in
even if you unly buy one squerrefoot at a time…......LOL

naaa I kidden you a little but there is some truth in it
even today there is a lot of places that they wood have scrapped it
rather than let a custommer get it for free or just for a buck or two

have a great weekend Brian
take care and stay tuned


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#2 posted 06-12-2010 11:19 AM

I recently discovered your blog, Brian. Very entertaining. It appears I have some catching up to do; say 159 postings or so.
“It is going to be a wonderful weekend”

-- Pete - "To every thing there is a season Turn! Turn! turn!" [Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger]

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#3 posted 06-12-2010 01:58 PM

nice! I’ve been trying to get the hang of the hand planer this week and it appears you’ve had far more luck than I.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#4 posted 06-13-2010 09:52 AM


Yes…There are quite a few posts. I started on Jan 2, 2010 and have written every day since then. For the first few months, I put the entire post here on LJ, but I just didn’t have the time. I have had a lot of fun and learned a bunch.


I am pretty new to my hand planes, but it does seem like each day I practice I get a little bit better. It is nice having this practice wood. I am starting to learn how to read the wood and get better at adjusting the planes for better results. Keep at it, you will get it soon too. :-)


-- Brian Meeks,

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