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02-22-2005, 10:15 AM
Just checked the Fedex site and saw this:
Feb 22, 2005 8:14 am On FedEx vehicle for delivery AUSTIN - HD, TX
(always wanted to yell that on paper)
Maybe it'll be waiting at the house when I get there.
02-22-2005, 10:41 AM
>Just checked the Fedex site and saw this:
>Feb 22, 2005 8:14 am On FedEx vehicle for delivery AUSTIN -
>Maybe it'll be waiting at the house when I get there.
>(always wanted to yell that on paper)
You should print this out, then. ;)
02-22-2005, 11:07 AM
Man, that is just a little scarey. So used to communicating and documenting work etc via the box of rocks that I automatically associate the stuff on the screen as being on paper.
02-22-2005, 07:19 PM
So??? Did it show up?
02-23-2005, 06:42 AM
Well, as you might have guessed from my absence on the forum last night (I usually check in here at least once in the eveneing) it did get here. Though it was not on the doorstep when I got home, the Fedex dude showed up a few minutes later. Also the USPS delivered the lenox bandsaw blades I got from a fella over at Woodnet.
Anyway, without any additional sharpening I cut some pretty thin shavings right out of the box with it and it was sure sweet. Did a little adjusting on the blade to get it completely square to the sole and snugged up the set screws. Those are gonna be nice to have whenever the blade needs to be pulled for sharpening as they'll lock in the adjustment. As well as it cut right out of the box, it's hard to imagine what it'll do once I sharpen it up.
02-23-2005, 08:31 AM
>Well, as you might have guessed from my absence on the forum
>last night (I usually check in here at least once in the
>eveneing) it did get here.
I suspected your absence may have been toy, er, tool related.
>As well as it cut right out of the box, it's hard to imagine
>what it'll do once I sharpen it up.
I felt the same way with the blade on the medium shoulder plane. I've been a bit reluctant to sharpen the blade, since I could take the bevel out of square. I thought I'd see how long it holds the initial edge, and sharpen it once I thought it was getting dull.
02-25-2005, 06:55 AM
Do you own other shoulder planes? If so, how do you think think this one stacks up?
02-25-2005, 08:10 AM
The closest I've got to a shoulder plane, other than the Veritas, is one of these.
And though it maybe could be fettled to a decent condition to use as a shoulder plane, I don't know that it would be worth the effort. The blade adjustment on it is such a PITA.
I clamped a chunk of scrap white oak into the vice a couple nights back, then clamped a straight scrap piece on that to use as a fence and proceeded to cut a rabbet with the Veritas. I sure do like the heft of it and it feels great cutting even relatively thick shavings as one would do when cutting an entire rabbet with a handplane.
I honed the bevel and noted a bit of a hollow in the original grind. The back also is just a bit out of flat, but I generally don't concern myself with much more on the back than the very edge. Whatever sort of cap placed over the iron is going to apply tension which should push the back snuggly against the bed, at least with the usual standard thickness irons.