Well, I took a class at my local Woodcraft today. “Four Square a board with Hand Tools.” It was pretty good! I took a walnut plank, crosscut and ripped pieces to make a top for an end table. I went through the process of flattening a face, edge, other face… well, making it a usable board. It went pretty well. I did OK on the crosscuts, but it turns out I need LOTS more practice on ripping! (I sucked). Still, with liberal use of a #6 set up as a wood shredder, I was able to get the roughing done. A few passes on the bench hook with a LA Jack, and it all turned out OK. I think I’m ready to tackle the projects in “The Joiner and Cabinetmaker” by Schwarz & Moscowitz & Anon. I still need a decent rip saw though. I’ve got an old Diston #8 that’s currently filed crosscut – maybe it’s got a gender (grain?) change operation in its future.
-- To do is to be