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What's allowed on forums?

david weaver
It's an unfortunate rabbit hole search that everything devolves into. I'd spare everyone (or at least half of it) if there was a lot of other content on this forum, but the interesting thing is that when there isn't minutiae on this forum, it seems to crap out entirely. I think that's a shame. I enjoy looking at other peoples' work, but expect that mine (which is almost entirely making tools and guitars) won't interest many people.

If someone was making danish modern furniture and trying to do it with hand tools, I'll admit, I'd fall off of my chair backwards snoring. I respect the talent (derek had a nice series on trying to make a machine made chair by hand, and it was expertly done) and dedication that it takes to do those things, but when you're not thinking you'd want to do the same thing, then the same as what happens with our discussion of minutiae (it only appeals to a few people).

We all live in a world full of tags now, and if more than 5 people were interested in the discussion of plane iron steels beyond "how many feet planed", I'd be surprised. Most people who don't contribute anything will get upset when they see a bunch of posts and then get upset that they're not interesting to them, but in some cases, people having a bad day are just looking for something to have a problem with in the first place. I can't stop that.

Tags would be nice. I'd have slapped the "minutiae tag" on all of this that wasn't just "how many feet did each iron go". And even that elicited a negative response from a couple of people who don't like LV for no real legitimate reason.

Often, the rabbit holes are searched in the background, but this one's being searched almost in a streaming to text mode. It's overload unless you're one of the five interested.

On the bright side, the answer that I thought would be potentially inconsistent to figure out or with ambiguous results was crystal clear, and some interesting applicable side things came about (V11 planes for a long time. It's probably worth sharpening to a finer edge if it doesn't take too much extra time, and the big shocker to me was a drastic difference in planing resistance from one iron to the next. Some feel slick, others not at all). That'll be written up in a much clearer manner.

Some day, I'll get kicked off for following too many branches on the tree all the way to the end, but the disgruntled will just disappear then, because they're not here to contribute, anyway.

(none of that is in direct relation to your post - I get exactly where you're coming from - what's the alcohol at the end of the distillation process and where can I get the bottle without having to know how it was made or diverging into soldering methods?)

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What's allowed on forums?
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