The weather was beautiful this morning and we were expecting a lot of rain this afternoon. What better day to prep out some rough lumber? We spent about 3 and a half hours today choosing some rough cut pine from my stock and planing it out. Immanuel struggled with the jointer at first, but he was getting the hang of it by the end. He made me laugh when I brought out the planer because he told me that he thought we would be hand planing all of the lumber. Just for a few laughs I brought out my hand planes and let him work at it a bit….then I showed him how the planer worked. There was such a satisfying look on his face when the pretty yellow pine came out of the dirty, rough stock. I had made him write down the cost of an 8 ft, 3/4×12” pine board at Lowes ($28), then I had him calculate the lumber we just planed…wow was he surprised. It was a fun day, not too educational other than how a jointer works and why you should use it. I think the biggest sense of success came when we swept up all of the shavings!
Rough lumber Pile
Lots of Shavings!!!