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Old 10-21-2016, 10:09 PM   #1
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That is fascinating! I love the sound of a plane and have a few nice ones but never considered there might be a competition for it. The skill needed to sharpen and set those blades is what impresses me the most.
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I also have some nice ones and some antique hand made traditional ones I have restored. Remember that time in the early '90s where the arts and craft scene was buying them and painting scenes and n then? Aargh!

I always enjoy the look that young DIYers get on their face when you use then. Say something on a store bought board is standing a little proud keeping a nice clean fit from happening.

4-5 stroked from the short hand plane and all is well. It is like magic to them over sanding it down.

Plus shavings make excellent fire starter. Really long thin curled pieces from standard boards work. Make vacuum sealed bags with a handful of shavings, thrown in a book of matches and seal. Cheap enough to make a bunch of them to put several in all the cars, bug out bags, whatever.
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I somehow have missed the usefulness of that competition. It is amazing how thin they can shave the wood, but I do find it a total waste of time and material.
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I watched and waited for hand made paper planes flying ..
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I watched and waited for hand made paper planes flying ..
Same here
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