When I built my bench I didn’t make a deadman.
Then one day I needed one and threw this together. A quick and easy but it worked. Not well, and looked like crap so I knew it has to be improved.
So what should I use
So quit some time ago I got some 2” planks that had been stacked outside for a while. I cleaned them up a bit and stacked them in the attic.
So I picked out 2 nice pieces of oak. Ran them through the planer, cut and shaped into a couple of deadmen.
With this process I got a chance to use the circular plane. This was so much fun. This may be the first time I actually used this plane in a project. The first curve took some getting used to. By the second one I had the adjustemnt down and was working like a pro.
Along with several other hand planes. The #65 is set for fine and thin and the #9 1/2 a bit thicker and faster. The 608 was the jointer on this project.
Smoothed with the sweet little #708
And the veritas came out
A couple of the molder came into play along the way.
And now there is one on both sides of the bench.
Thanks for looking!
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