Cutting Boards #2: Jointers and Handplanes!

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Blog entry by MolokMot posted 03-08-2012 03:25 AM 7342 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Started the milling process on the cherry boards tonight. The biggest problem in my shop right now is that it is in the basement of the townhouse I rent. Living room is right up stairs and the noise / smell really carries. So I used my jointer to quickly flatten one face then I cleaned them up with my new handplanes which I tuned up this past weekend.

This comming weekend I am really hoping get get enough time to finish the milling process on all the boards and begin ripping them down to their final thickness. Maybe even start the initial glue-up.

-- MolokMot, Rocker, Woodworker, Geek

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#1 posted 03-08-2012 11:59 PM

Gotta love the handplanes for working when it needs to be quiet. Sometimes I’ll get the urge late at night to do some woodworking, but can’t fire up the power tools because they’re too loud. Hand saws and hand planes to the rescue!

Best wishes on your cutting board—cherry is an excellent choice.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 03-22-2012 09:45 PM

Thanks Brandon.

Not only are the hand planes quiet, but it also allows me to get a little extra exercise! Since buying them, there is a noticeable difference in my arms.

Wife likes both benefits!

-- MolokMot, Rocker, Woodworker, Geek

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