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Old 07-09-2011, 06:16 PM
rnt80 rnt80 is offline
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Default Re: What I did on my summer vacation...

Originally Posted by Poto View Post
Poor John.

You're right - the mood was more like "slightly testy". About the same as Sharon's mood this morning when I told her about mentioning her mood in that post...

Michael, one of the challenges I set myself was to not buy anything. I confess that I did buy the $39 block plane though. What a piece of crap. It was really instructive to try to use it after using nice planes from LV and BCTW. Astoundingly awful. The very thin blade could be sharpened, but didn't hold an edge. The lever cap wouldn't hold the blade securely. The adjuster was unadjustable. And the blade was so thin that it cut into your hand at the back when holding the plane.

I found out later that I got ripped off on the block plane: I bought it at Canadian Tire for $39. It was only $19 at Home Depot...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I haven't been in one of those in a looooooooooooooooooooong time. Did you have a chance to get together with Konrad?
Russell Tribby
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