|Forum topic by bbasiaga||posted 07-11-2016 01:13 AM||578 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
07-11-2016 01:13 AM
OK, so I know this is very basic for a lot of you but I’m still proud of what I did tonight.
I am making a TV stand and it has a plywood shelf that also acts as a cross support. The way things came together, the opening for it was out of square a hair, and I needed to taper the the sheet about 1/16” to get it to fit easily. I was able to mark the taper and plane to the line with my jointer plane – a plane which I restored to working order myself even.
As a life long power tool guy, I am just starting to get a hang of the hand plane thing. And honestly, without it i would have had to break out the sander and would have had a lot harder time controlling what I was doing. Pretty stoked that I pulled it off.
And yeah, yeah, I know I wouldn’t have had to do anything if I’d gotten it more square to start. No one is perfect… :)
-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.