Hand Planes

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Blog series by Jeremy Greiner updated 05-13-2011 04:39 AM 3 parts 5678 reads 43 comments total

Part 1: Love and Loathing

04-17-2011 01:33 AM by Jeremy Greiner | 14 comments »

I read a lot about how much everyone loves their handplanes and how relaxing it is. I love the idea of using a handplane to remove mill marks or smooth over edges. I love what I see others on TV do with handplanes and how smoothly they work. I loath that I have yet to get a hand plane to work like I’ve seen them work on TV. I mentioned in one of my projects that I don’t own a hand plane. That was partially true, I picked one up at Lowes a 25$ stanley block plane when I first st...

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Part 2: Class Canceled

05-12-2011 10:18 PM by Jeremy Greiner | 1 comment »

I signed up for an all day Hand Plane class that was to be this sunday at my local Woodcraft. Unfortunatly I was the only one who signed up and I guess the teacher wasn’t happy about that so he canceled the class. Fortunatly, Bruce one of the employees is very good with hand planes and offered to give me the ins and outs this saturday afternoon after the normal demo he’s giving. I’m sure he’ll get a hand plane sale out of me because I would like to buy a new one ...

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Part 3: Lost in the woods

05-13-2011 04:39 AM by Jeremy Greiner | 28 comments »

So it seems the person I spoke to on the phone spoke out of place for Bruce. I am back to where I started. I was thinking of getting a #4 wood river plane but they are on back order. They have a #3 plane in stock I haven’t decided what I’m going to do. I’m lost in the woods. -jeremy

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