By Christopher Schwarz Posted March 11, 2010 In Chris Schwarz Blog, Handplane Techniques, Handplanes, Schwarz on Workbenches Oh Crap! I Guess the Epoxy Was Too Hard2010-03-112012-05-14https://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.pngPopular Woodworking Magazinehttps://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/popwood_logos-01.png200px200px 49 Handplanes Christopher Schwarz Chris is a contributing editor to Popular Woodworking Magazine and the publisher at Lost Art Press. He's a hand-tool enthusiast (though he uses power tools, too). 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Larry Gray March 12, 2010 Ah, I see you finally found the right box in your basement … you know, the one containing that craptacular first block plane you’ve been looking for. john callaway March 12, 2010 that looks like a new sweet heart plane….. Steve March 12, 2010 Remind me never to lend you tools… www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawk_N3X52l-Q1eabtAmJX-gGoZ3Qcj9aMm0 March 12, 2010 Yeah, I’ll have to concur with the hammer homicide. Justin Ken March 12, 2010 Using a back bevel can have surprising consequences. Jason Young March 12, 2010 There’s no way you did that by hand planing epoxy unless there was already a fracture in plane body or you dropped it. Scott March 12, 2010 CSI-Cincinnati, Ductile iron break…irregular, not clean. Cap iron break…cleaner and non-tangential. Variable axis breaks indicating complete casting failure or sudden impact at singular loci causing multi-directional stress on casting. Likely from the left-side-10 o’clock position. Shavings…appropriate thickness-no gouging or sudden stop indications. Other carbon-based presence…Megan? Preliminary readings from the Veracity-o-tron…inconclusive-elevated levels of ‘shock and awe’ in the area of the workpiece. Results pending on the ‘WTF’ readings. Conclusion: No known suspects at this time. Andy March 12, 2010 I think the problem is your grip! Shawn G March 12, 2010 Eh… duct tape should fix it. Ron Boe March 12, 2010 Looks like Meagan tried to drop kick you and you blocked it with the plane. How close am I? :^) How’s Meagan’s foot? dan sayler March 12, 2010 Looks to me like it just missed the horse stall mat while finding a lower point of repose . . . Bummer! www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawm6tzbbGUEFCkn1rFpv6JIGM_J0srqFsT4 March 12, 2010 If you were injured during this accident you may have grounds to sue the plane manufacturer for failure to provide ‘epoxy detection circuitry’… BedrockBob March 12, 2010 Hand planes are dangerous!! If you have a plane in your hand put it down immediately. Then send me all your planes for safety testing. I should be able to return them in twenty or thirty years. Swanz March 12, 2010 Ya still picking on them purdy planes? www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawknMYYAMEJvb-ZnRk4UPV8QbtKRyEux-Bk March 12, 2010 Is that one of the planes you were beating with a hammer? www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawkocPrAtNVT4GVXqBoW0Ye7H-NAfHGgo2A March 11, 2010 …and yet there isn’t a nick on the iron… theapprenticeandthejourneyman.blogspot.com March 11, 2010 Just curious…is there a video available to watch this in slow motion? www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawmt_JqFzDSry-2dLV3SjD7FqKzhbXeIM1s March 11, 2010 hahahah! SCHWARZ SMASH! you clearly pet the cat in the wrong direction! Darrell Snodgrass March 11, 2010 My mom owns a cake shop over in Newport. They’ve got black and about 30 other colors of food coloring if you ever need to look again. Al Navas March 11, 2010 ummm…uhhh,,,ooohhh…ahhhh…ok – epoxy should do it 🙂 Al Rob Cameron March 11, 2010 Karma? 😉 Dana March 11, 2010 Total photonic reversion…. Mike Holden March 11, 2010 Force applied through the blade *MIGHT* shear the tightening bolt and adjusting bolt, but would not have caused damage to the plane side. The removal of the adjustable mouth is also a red herring. Consequently I must reject your warranty claim as it is obvious the damage did not occur during one of the recommended uses of this product. BTW, see if the Hi-Lo drive will admit running it over, although why it might be on the floor is another question. (grin) Mike Doug F. March 11, 2010 Way too much oxygen. www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawmFPs4yDKwGJlvZGT6WcR68jZXVrLxdLLc March 11, 2010 I’m not sensing a great deal of sympathy here, Chris? I’ve even read some postings twice..LOL.but not much sympathy. Hmmm, I wonder if the leg your trying to pull is just too punky? 😉 Bill david brown March 11, 2010 Actually, on second look, that’s a new Stanley low angle "sweat heart" block plane. =) david brown March 11, 2010 Think he was stress-testing one of those Woodriver planes? The Wheaties probably helped with the Chinese stool from a few months back. I’m guessing this was alcohol-induced. 😉 Eric R March 11, 2010 Man O Man, you gotta lay off those Wheaties !!! naomi weiss March 11, 2010 Oh no! Hope that wasn’t a favourite! 🙁 Mike N March 11, 2010 Wowzers. Just planing along then suddenly Kablewwwiee! Yard sale. Complete disassembly and pieces everywhere. I love it. Mike ps. If that plane was knocked up for the sole purpose of this blog post may the woodworking gods have mercy on your soul… www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawlLrdxpx03K4amtxvM3jRIaguZK6kJYOhQ March 11, 2010 Hope that’s not a Veritas… www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawnFypEOtN2WBCt3MhrZ3F4lzue_50k7mvI March 11, 2010 Yes! Epoxy it back together and see how it works, with as much extra as you have laying around, I’d be curious (and you can make it black to match)… Kevin Matt March 11, 2010 Didn’t you just write a blog post about using your planes on anything? I seem to recall something about planing MDF, Laminate Veneer, or Epoxy… guess it happens to the best of us. I hope you are okay… Look on the bright side though, now you can buy a new plane! Hoss March 11, 2010 Awesome. Too funny. Now just epoxy it back together, wait 24 hrs, and get back to work…..haaaa…. Matt Cianci March 11, 2010 Hahaha Chris….very funny! You just couldn’t help yourself, could you? Adrian Baird Ba Than March 11, 2010 3 weeks early but I like it… me.yahoo.com/a/_iwOyToNyoa8YXiJEo8ajzqpax5KuQ-- March 11, 2010 Should have tested on scrap wood first. Bob Easton March 11, 2010 Wacha whinen about? Just sharpen it and get back to work. Jon March 11, 2010 Yikes! What happened, Chris? I guess I don’t see how planing the surface would cause the plane’s cheeks to crack like that… I see a lot of sharp edges on those pieces — you okay? gchpaco.livejournal.com March 11, 2010 How on earth did you manage that one? Josh March 11, 2010 hahahahahaha Even a sprinkling of shavings to set the stage. hahahahaha I like your sense of humor. www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawm1bZaI9TrXw5v4Mp3BGXSjvibLhyZiLIU March 11, 2010 Since we all know your penchant for treating planes to the hammer and anvil treatment, I don’t think we’re going to jump right to believing you on this one, Chris. Michael March 11, 2010 Oh dear.