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Old 07-09-2011, 07:16 PM
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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?
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:41 PM
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You may have noticed that I didn't post much for two weeks,
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... 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...
I was thinking that was an incredibly brave thing to do ... or maybe it was just stupid.


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Old 07-09-2011, 08:11 PM
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Stupid, John. But it was late, and my defenses were down. I'd just had a couple of shots of that nice sipping rum from Laurie's neck of the woods.

Yes, Russell, we spent a couple of very fun days with Konrad and his family. I'll get around to posting pictures at some point. It was seriously drool-worthy. And I licked the planes destined for Fred. I figure if they're like cookies that I now own them. It was better than peeing on them...
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... I'd just had a couple of shots of that nice sipping rum from Laurie's neck of the woods.
I've got some of that too, and I don't think I've ever mentioned how much I enjoy it.


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... It was better than peeing on them.
You can't really prove that you didn't, so we'll all just assume that you did.


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Old 07-09-2011, 10:20 PM
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Good point. Does that mean they're mine?

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Good point. Does that mean they're mine?
It works that way with animals, so why not?


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Thanks very much for posting this, Peter. Your entertainment becomes our entertainment.

Do you think your keys will have changed pitch by your next trip?
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:59 AM
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I've been wondering the same thing, Ned. I think that some of the maple had bugs in it, so the keys might be more hollow by the next time...

But I discovered that it was primarily the length of the keys that determined the note. Although holes made a difference too.
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If I recall correctly you went out and bought some quite expensive blades for that Buck Brothers plane. It seemed that the blades made a huge difference.
Sadly, Fred, those blades made no difference at all.

Of course part of that could be because they're still in the box.

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