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Re: Interest may be renewed.

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
Clearing the throat. That reminds me of Rob Cosman who unbelievably makes an effort to remove the shaving after each and every plane stroke. I don't know if he does that purely for the camera or it's his habit. He uses the skew to create a rabbet for the dovetail trick.

Rob Cosman takes such fine shavings that he must remove each one, otherwise it will be sucked under the plane. The shavings lack the strength to exit the plane on their own.

He no longer uses the skew block plane for the "140 trick" - so names as it was a LN #140 skew block plane he uses, a method taught to him by Alan Peters. Now Rob uses a method I developed (at least, I was the first to write about it as far as I know), using blue tape to create a fence. Non-invasive - that is, no cutting of wood involved.

The link is here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/The140TrickisDead.html

Some thief copied it off my website and sent it to FWW as a tip, which they published. Almost word-for-word. What is the world coming to?

Regards from Perth


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