Hand Tools Archive

Doing actual things - planing *PIC*

David Weaver
Squaring the laminated posts for daughters bed. This will just be a painted loft bed with bed bolts an aligning dowels as its life could be short.

Even in the funkiest funkiest softwood filled with knots, and the $3 buck blade that is suddenly attractive with the buffer to negate its rubbery wire edge and cured cheese hardness....even with that combo, the work is pleasant and the shavings lay off and fall on the vise and the jointing peg, looking like a staged photo that's nothing of the sort.

I cannot imagine doing this with machines instead, though I know most would prefer doing it that way.

I used to think these long shavings were just gazing fodder, but they neatly come off of the plane and get out of the way easily.

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