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Re: Some provocative thoughts there

TomD
"Typically, I'll only learn what I have to to get something made- string inlay, French Feet, turned spindles and feet, etc. I have decided carving will take too long to learn so I hire it done. So far an air driven ROS is sufficient for panel surfacing."

1) as a scientist you know that you don't start by investigating those things you already know the answer to. You poke into the unknown. You march to a different drummer in a good sense, so no mater what, your tune is probably going to be specific to you, and asking other people probably won't be the end of it;

2) I don't really get the whole learning curve thing. I would think any small amount of planing, given the amount of work you do, would give you the feedback you need;

3) There are utilities to the feedback. For instance planes are adjustable measurement tools. When you pick them up, no incense required, right off the bat they are mostly flat. You are holding a rule. Your blade adjustment sets the curvature the plane planes to, in thou per inch terms. When the edge stops cutting and you bottom out, you are at a particular setting. After a while of doing that, you find it no long takes the shaving you need. The plane is dull. It's not some vodoo, you want a flat surface. You proceed with hollowing cuts, they stop taking a shaving, you have a dull blade. It's abc, and it's useful.

Or you are simply reducing a surface, taking a given shaving, say a thou, roughly, not measured, though you could, when making tapered laminations I do. When it stops taking the proper shaving, it's dull.

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