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Skepticism *PIC*
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Re: Who are the teachers? ()

Mark Hennebury
I have to understand how everything works.

i cannot just follows rules without understanding why, so i wouldn't do good in the military.
My hats off to those who are, my father was, and i have a lot of respect for all that we have because of the military.

But i need to look and understand what a machine is doing and whats in it and how it functions, i could not just push a stick into thicknessplaner if i didn't look into it first and see how it works and check that it was setup correctly.

My best friend was a helicopter pilot for more than twenty years, and by all reports was similar to you was very conscientious about doing pre-flight checks. He died along with nine others in a flight off of the Maldives due to catastrophic mechanical failure, beyond his control. I have earned my mistrust over many years and many instances. I will trust no-one ( including myself) unless i can check and verify, i except the limitations of this and the repercussions.

I apply this attitude to learning woodworking, give me a tool and i will figure it out, i will take it and examine it and try it, i will modify it and try to improve it, i may cut and grind bits off it , i may destroy it, but i will understand it.

Many well respected books have a lot of flaws in them, and it is pretty obvious that they have not be pointed out, so that proves to me that although we look, we don't always see.

Joinery is the same, give me a problem and i will design a joint to suit it. I love Japanese joinery, but i believe that anyone given a specific problem, could design the functional joints with a basic understanding of wood structure and some basic engineering comprehension. they should be quite obvious.


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Planes; knife geometry specifications *LINK*
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Skepticism *PIC*
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Print from 1993 *LINK* *PIC*
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Integral Chipbreakers in handplanes *PIC*
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Breadth of forum participation *NM* *LINK*
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Stanley...anyone care to comment? *PIC*
Occasionally, someone thinks they have...... *PIC*
I wish I had a wheel..
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Beautiful workbench Roger! *NM*
Thanks Mark.....
Perfection exists to be pursued not caught. *NM*
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Thanks William. *NM*
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