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Bridge City Tool Works For the past twenty-five years we have been producing innovative and impeccably crafted heirloom tools for serious woodworkers and collectors worldwide. Made in America, all of our tools are produced in limited numbers and with minimal care should continue to inspire your children's children. I believe the look, feel and accuracy of each Bridge City tool will always influence you to do your best work. Quality is contagious. Regards, John Economaki President & Founder

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Old 07-02-2011, 10:42 PM
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An interesting experiment for future CT-17 owners...

I put an offcut of Genuine Mahogany in the vice and planed against the grain and it came out smooth.

Flipped it around for some fun. Set the depth of cut to something kinda normal for a trim. It felt smooth like you'd expect, with little 'scrubby' areas where the grain pokes up in this open-grain wood.

Backed off the blade (nice... no backlash). Took another swipe. Repeat that until one pass did nothing. When it gets to the point where it is taking off a translucent shaving, the result is far beyond the smooth I've felt before (on wood, on wood... focus...). Maybe this back-out trick works just as well with other planes, but I tend to have difficulties backing out the blade without the blacklash getting in the way.


And don't worry, Fred, you'll get your CT-17 in about 3 weeks when people other than John E assemble it (mine may work better since he hand finished, hand assembled, and even tested it... I think Megan kissed the palm rest).
Paul,

Thank you for your oh so kind words. I am sorry that you did not realize that the Megan who kissed your palm rest was the 250 lb, 3 pack a day waitress from the diner down the road. John mentioned that she did not quite kiss your palm rest but more licked it it from side to side. I hope this helps you feel better.

Fred
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:45 PM
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Ron's my biggest fan! Come to think of it, my only fan, but what a fan to have!

Hey, have I mentioned that I got my CT-17 before Fred West? and that it was assembled by none other than John E? I hate dropping names, too.
Paul-#$%@&*!(@&Marcel,

I do not think you had mentioned anything like that as otherwise you would be a #*%%^$*#@))@#%$&#@ guy.

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Paul,

Thank you for your oh so kind words. I am sorry that you did not realize that the Megan who kissed your palm rest was the 250 lb, 3 pack a day waitress from the diner down the road. John mentioned that she did not quite kiss your palm rest but more licked it it from side to side. I hope this helps you feel better.

Fred
Are you sure she licked it, or did she lay a slurpy gummer on it?
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Paul, I would send that slurpy CT-17 as far away as possible, to Oh, say NW PA...
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