It’s been a great month for tools and progress in my shop. I finally got all my planes hung up on the rack I posted earlier. I’ve had a much better time keeping my tools sharp since. Something about having the tools right in front of me gives my an instant inventory of what I need to do. I moved my saws around to make room for my newest bowsaw a massive rip tooth machine (5 tpi. cut twice as fast as my 5 tpi panel saw).
I finally managed to get a hold of the dovetail marker from my friend Julio (this was a bit of fun since I was using my works ups program that no one knew how to use) and it was worth every bit of trouble. I have placed it right next to my Glen Drake and it makes me smile each time I use/see it.
Other tool buys, that I am excited about are my nicely sized hewing hatchet (needs a new handle) and I finally found a plow plane (NO 50 Stanley all the blades in great condition) which I have put on hold till my next pay check but it’s coming home by the end of the week.
but all the tools are not worth it if you don’t use them. I finally made a decent dovetail by hand, I would say third times a charm (try two split to hell).
It’s nice to see progress.
-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan