I have a dedicated mortising machine. How many times do I have to stab the
same thumb on the same chisel point before I learn to stay way from it
during setup? Does the price of the machine affect how many times you make
the same stupid move? It has been three so far, two just this week. --And
I've not even made a single mortise yet.
Sometimes you're the bug, sometimes you're the windshield....
Haven't a clue how that relates to woodworking Ed but I know how you feel
having "one of those weeks".
Cheer up... with a bit more luck you'll be able to reach up and touch
Lord I wish I could laugh at you about that Ed but I have one too and I
really cant comment! Those damn things werent made for mortising they were
made to poke holes in peoples fingers. Works great every time!
Takes very little practice. You slip a piece of wood under hold down. You
adjust it by holding it with your left hand while tightening the lever with
the right hand. Once set, you just pull back your hand keeping the thumb in
line with the chisel.
If you'd like, I can make an MPEG file next time I make an adjustment. I'm
getting really good at it.
The good news is that a test cut with a newsly sharpened bit worked well.
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