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Re: YMMV
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david weaver
I didn't explain it very well last night, and maybe I'll still have nothing but a pile of jupiter cakes, but here's hopefully a more accurate thought on YMMV.

It's the kind of thing that's applicable to golf tips and racing lines on a new race track.

But it's used a lot on the forums as a way to pretend there's no need to make accurate statements. It goes something like this:

"Here's all the things I do. (Insert some definitive statement here). But YMMV".

Response from someone else: That's materially incorrect.

"No, I said YMMV. Every answer is OK, YMMV".

That's a bit of a black and white example of it, but it gets on my nerves.

To beat a dead horse, I remember suggesting in a thread to someone back in 2012 that they could use the cap iron on their stanley plane to plane curly maple (that's easy to do, but not quite as easy if you don't know how to set the cap). Someone else followed that with "stanley planes are cheap, coarse tools, and you'll either have to buy a BU plane or move up to something like a brese infill. but YMMV" (and they prefaced it with the obligatory statement of "I know how to set the cap iron, but it doesn't work for everything, especially when you get into "difficult" woods like curly maple).

I quoted Warren, and reiterated the steps to set a cap iron to the original poster in the thread, and suggested to the person who said that Stanley planes weren't suitable for fine work that they should give it a shot, and said something conciliatory and encouraging with it - I don't remember exactly what because that's not usually my first concern! I got another "I already know how to, and sometimes it doesn't work. YMMV".

I think I'm going to coin a new phrase.

"iwdtcctmwvm".

(If we drive the car correctly, the mileage won't vary much).

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