Al Navas (Sandal Woods) tells a tale of tearout — terrible tearout — that deserves repeating (especially in a sharpening blog – hint.)
Al begins this thriller thus: “I was on a roll, milling stock for drawers, when disaster struck. No matter what I tried, I was getting awful tearout on the maple. I had never experienced anything like it; time to sit down for a bit, take one deep breath, and plot a plan of attack…”
Read the denouement: http://sandal-woodsblog.com/2009/11/16/when-things-go-wrong (and I love the reply about the moaning chair. Gotta get me one of those.)
Thanks for sharing your tale of woe, Al. It’s a valuable lesson. I hope you don’t mind that I’ve hijacked your post.