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Workbench #1: Hand plane usage help

04-19-2012 11:15 PM by russde | 8 comments »

Ok, I am a beginner, a noob, an fng (for you military types). I have a basement to work in and have been purchasing tools to work with (the fun part, so far). Tonight I started on ‘my workbench’. It’s going to be cheap, it’s going to be ugly, but I need it to be functional. The top is 2×4 Doug fir from a box store. I am aiming for a 5’ x 3’ surface solely due to space constraints (living on-base, military, I’m lucky to have a basement to work in, so I’m not complaining). Tonight I began. Time is precious, so this is going to be done in stages. I cut three boards to the proper length, and then grabbed my #7 and began beating them i...

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