Came home with a nice stack of fancy hardwood planks. Thanks to the people that got them for me.
Let them sit around in the Dungeon Shop for awhile, until I got tired of not being able to use my bench. Starting to cut down a candidate for a slant top….whatever.
Was a bit curly grain, and a few knots. Worked it flatter with a small jointer/fore plane
That big old No. 6c was a bit too long, so a Millers Falls Junior Jack took over. was having a bit of trouble with the grain around them knots. Happen to have just the thing for that..
A Made in West Germany Dunlap #3. What is special about this $8 plane? Instead of the run-of-the-mill 45 degree frog, this one is a York Pitch 50-55 ( haven’t measured it) high angle frog. Scrapes right over them knots. Did find a use for that No.6c..
Had to get a few edges ready for some glue. Got two pieces ready for the clamps, spread some glue around..
Yep…let it sit for a day. Tomorrow I get to square it up, and flatten things out. Next came a pair of blanks. Cut one out, use it as a pattern for the decond one. Clamp the twins up in the vise, and get the planes after them
The little one was for end and edge grain. End grain was a little different set up. Once the twins looked like this
I could rotate the two in the vise, reclamp up, and run the low angle No.56B across the oak ends.
And check them with a square
Just in case. Set these two pieces aside. I had two others to cut, plane, and get ready for the next day.
Hey! My workbench is actually cleared off, for a change. Much more to follow, though, so stay tuned…....
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