well over the past week i skim planer all of the lumber. it took quite awhile considering that to minimize tearout i had to take about 1/64” off of each board if not less while the board was wet with water to get a decent enough cut so that i can hand plane it without having to take off too much to remove the tearout. but honestly this stuff is just a whole different animal as far as wood goes its impossible to get it clean off of the planer. so here are some pictures of the skim planed wood. I struggled i get a good picture of the wood. but still it does look pretty amazing in the pictures.
also i’ve been cleaning the shop feverishly. trying to get everything in order so i can install my dust collector when it comes. today i got the bottom of my workbench top planed and soon i will be able to flip it over and start working on the actual top. I already have the end vise installed but i still have to install the twin screw.
And last but not least i got a pretty killer deal on some cherry today at the lumberyard.
i got about 50 bf of 9 and wider cherry for only 5.40 a board foot. which is pretty good for up here especially considering that i got one board that was 14” wide and two that were 15” wide. and all of the board except for one of them are free of sap wood (and i wanted sap wood to be on the one that it is on)
and also I’m very excited about this little piece of cherry that i got.
This end of one of the boards has what looks almost like a little crotch figure. I figure that I’f I’m making a small chest of drawers or something i will be able to use this for some really sweet matched drawer fronts. well thats all for now. just one or two more weeks and i will be going full steam ahead on these projects!