Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Those videos are textbook hypnosis...

Jim Matthews
I'm mesmerized by the delivery and slow repetitive movements.
It's only in application that incongruities arose.

Some of the methods illustrate a degree of compulsion I lack.
I'm about counting shavings, or measuring their thickness to determine how many to take off. Mark, prep and check. A proper plane reduces the fiddle factor down.

Heavy tools (much more than 2 pounds) get retired into storage. I'm like many enthusiasts: lots of my stash *seemed* like a good idea at the time. A #5 1/2 was so heavy that I would reach for anything else.

I want to get on with it, finish projects and still be able to raise my arms afterwards.

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