Managed to get out to the barn today. Needed to work on a desk’s top. Started out with a scrub plane to level the glue joints. Then it was the Jack plane’s turn. After that, a smooth plane went to work.
Stanley handyman #4, with a shaving. Why all the handplane work? Sandpaper costs money. Anyway, i worked the top down to as smooth and flat as i could
next it was time to set-up for a breadboard edge. Done with the Tablesaw, This was after i handsawed the ends square, had to test out the newly sharpened saws, afterall. Anyway, needed to set up a dado cut
Roughly 5/8” wide. The height of the blade is 1/8”. THIS is how I set-up the saw. Strip of wood hides about half of a cutter. C-clamps also help hold the piece down. Seems to work ok..
I then cut the matching grooves for the edges. A test fit:
Also done out there today, both lower drawers got their dovetails routed in, a groove for the bottoms done, dado for the back of each drawer. Oh yeah, since I did remember to bring a box of screws along, center divider is now screwed, and glued in place.
Also done out there today. One saw handle run through the round-over station on my router table. Sanded smooth, and ready for hardware. A second saw needed some “bolts’ to start life as a “Toolbox’ saw. Rethreaded some 1/4” x 20×2” long hex head bolts. Installed the bolts and ground the excess off. Sanded the handle down
all it needs is some sort of finish. Blade was an Irwin ( I think)not a newer “Hard Tooth one either. Handle is by Disston.
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use