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Don felder's guitar...

David Weaver
...I wouldn't use an infill, either. Even in an even-up situation.

(separate and aside, your comment about cooperation between shops lends credence to the mennonite store owner suggesting that one guy was using a dovetail machine and making drawers or drawer boxes for some of his makers - maybe I shouldn't have been surprised by that).

At any rate, it reminds me of don felder (eagles guitarist), who had a favorite guitar that he refused to take on tour for a long time because he felt too much exposure and sooner or later it would get stolen. He was never satisfied with gibson's (judging by the way he manages to talk about how much more he likes his older guitar than their attempts at outfitting him with copies of the guitar made in their modern factory - in a promotional video for a music store to sell that modern copy, no less) attempts to make an equivalent guitar for him and now that he's older, he finally takes it out and leaves the copies in their cases.

I wouldn't be able to use my favorite infill plane (a norris 13) daily because it would get dropped sooner or later. I like it as much as a stanley and it's about as productive, but I'm sure I paid somewhere around $300 for it and once an infill plane's original wood is broken, that can never be changed. that doesn't make a lot of sense, but my relatives exhibit that behavior (and we have some amish bloodline from lancaster co - Habecker) - when you have something really nice, don't use it. Set it aside, stare at it, get something else to use.

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Light vs Heavy planes
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I like tools from Brooklyn
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Infills in the UK
I'm glad you commented.
Weight Comparison
more infill weights
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initial fitting...
one more follow-up comment.
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rosewood
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now there is a pearl of wisdom
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what I've found...
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Re: Calling BS
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Re: Can't argue
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by the early 19th century
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It's not offered as ball court...
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I'm guessing on parts here...
I miss Todd Hughes' contributions too *NM*
Re: Calling BS
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I think we're agreeing...
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Wood isn't indefinitely stable, either
Re: Facts, not assertions
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I haven't seen it....
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Truing Kanna
expanding on what jim said
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Coupla thoughts
different methods of lapping and the bump
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interesting that...
Note on a modern infill
konrad's planes...
new vs. old planes...
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Turnover, newbies and FAQ
comment on teaching
If you get my drift...
finding out who to listen to...
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I agree...
Re: Same
Old history
Misprint?
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cultural thing...
Shops using mostly hand tools..
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Don felder's guitar...
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Not a positive contribution to the discussion
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Inertia and figured wood
Re: Jim, what is Osae-gani? *NM*
Osae-gani
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Note on fitting
biases for the maker...
Re:wedge fitting
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funny...
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At some point..
The experiment and conclusion are both confusing
Re: Heavy and light
another factor
If you're trimming furniture...
The best case for heavy planes...
Re: reframing the issue
Friction, and more
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not the direction I went *PIC*
5 1/4
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