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  1. Joris on 1 April 2017 at 7:56 am

    I want to buy one…



    • Klaus on 1 April 2017 at 12:18 pm

      Well done. Has anyone checked out the latest Veritas April fools day tools?



    • Roger on 5 April 2017 at 11:47 pm

      The real joke which we ALL fell for including Paul is this:
      After slowing Paul’s video up 1500 times down here in Australia it is clearly visible that the vibration on the fork has been transferred into the plane. The transferred vibration sets up a reciprocating action in the plane that chisels the plane iron through the work to result in Paul’s perfect work.
      Roger



  2. Tassos Aristidou on 1 April 2017 at 8:49 am

    April Fools Day ! I love it!!!!



  3. Matt Brennan on 1 April 2017 at 11:17 am

    Hysterical! Love it!



  4. Noel on 1 April 2017 at 11:26 am

    Love the humour ha ha!



  5. B Power on 1 April 2017 at 11:27 am

    That’s funny. I love it. 🙂



  6. John Patrick on 1 April 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Ok- perplexed I took bait and thought – that’s a new technique. Very clever and I am laughing as I type.



  7. Charlie on 1 April 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Paul, thanks for this helpful video! You have really ushered in the month of April on a high note 🙂



  8. Arod49 on 1 April 2017 at 1:11 pm

    I need a #4 in the key of G to complete my set. Any help appreciated.



  9. Vera on 1 April 2017 at 2:19 pm

    From now on, every time someone talks about plane tuning I will be thinking of this. Thanks Paul! By the way, what happens if you click on “buy”? I didn’t want to make more of a fool of myself, so I didn’t dare to try 🙂



  10. Phill N LeBlanc on 1 April 2017 at 2:46 pm

    reminds me of the time I dressed up as a lawyer in a 3-piece suit for Halloween and only my clients knew it was a costume! sell sell sell buy buy buy — make make make



  11. Spencer on 1 April 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I purchased 4 of them.

    One for the Record #4 – which has a somber B-flat tone befitting a fine englieh plane
    One for the Stanley #4 – which has a crisp middle C
    One for the Stanley AND Record #5 – which both suprisingly tune at A-sharp
    And one for the Stanley #7 – which rings at a very low D (think Beethoven…)

    Little known fact – you can use the Stanley #4 tuning fork to tune your wooden spokeshaves, too!

    Another little known fact – in a pinch, you can use a Disston No. 112 (NOT the D-112!) to tune your Record #4 as the No. 112 used London Sprung Steel.



  12. Craig on 1 April 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I tuned mine to Bb, I am a bugler after all 🙂



  13. Larry on 1 April 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Is it better to tune the plane to a York pitch, or is B flat better?



  14. Spencer on 1 April 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I forgot to mention that if you plane – no matter the manufacturer – was made before 1926, you should use the French standard tuning, which has the ‘A’ tone at 435MHz. After 1926, the planes should be tuned at Standard Tuning, which has the middle ‘A’ tone at 440MHz.

    Failure to compensate for the difference will result in increased tearout, static cling of metal to wood (more effort required to push the plane), dizzyness, insomnia, and a general loss of appetite. You may find that dogs are no longer you best friend and neighborhood cats are strangely drawn to your back door en masse. If so, please discontinue the use of your plane, package it in a sealed envelope and send to mailing address associated with my profile. I, out of the goodness of my heart, will use your plane until such time that the symptoms are no longer apparent (please read disclaimer regarding possesion being 9/10ths of the law…)

    I do this solely out of a sincere public service. Do not hesitate to contact my lawyer with any inquiries.



  15. Steven Wood on 1 April 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Hilarious! Is this a bevel up pitch or bevel down pitch?



  16. John Finlayson on 1 April 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Oh Paul. No wonder I will never be a comedian – I cannot keep a straight face. You did a superb job in that respect.
    Wit and wisdom. Great work so please keep it up.

    Cheers



  17. John on 2 April 2017 at 1:01 am

    I keep my chisels sharpened to an A#



  18. John Bolcer on 2 April 2017 at 2:06 am

    How do you temper your blades when using this technique? Werckmeister, 1/4 comma meantone, Pythagorean, or some other temperament?



  19. David on 2 April 2017 at 11:41 am

    I tuned my #4 to d-minor and the results were just sad. 🙁



  20. Paul Dallender on 2 April 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Charlie Chaplin said……”A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

    One thing about us Brits is we can and often do laugh at ourselves……..even time served perfectionist woodworkers.



  21. Ron Lane on 4 April 2017 at 8:26 pm

    LOL!!!! You could sell a refrigerator to an Eskimo, Paul!



  22. Harry Wheeler on 14 April 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Hey Paul – can we assume flat to be undesirable but a little “sharp” would be okay? (Sorry – I couldn’t resist!)



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