So I have started my wood working journey in the last couple of weeks. I’ve gathered some of the basic tools; Table Saw, Band Saw, Miter Saw, and my favorite… Hand Plane. All of my tools have been used so I have spent the last few weeks getting them back in shape and they are now in a usable state, except the rip fence on my table saw. It sucks but but I’ll to put up with it for now.
Several weeks ago I bought a Stanley No. 5 Jack Plane. I believe it is a type 11 which possibly makes it 100 years old. After a couple of weeks spent tuning it up I was able to put it to work tonight. Wow! How much fun is this thing? I have a pile of rough lumber and it is just amazing to see the beautiful wood appearing after planing off the surface. It is definitely a work out though, which is a good thing for a fat boy.
I guess for the next few weeks I’ll be practicing with my new toys, I mean tools. I need to retrofit a new top and some vises on my existing work bench. I better get busy, my fiance has a long list of things for me to build for her.