|Forum topic by Walnut_Weasel||posted 08-08-2010 05:47 PM||904 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-08-2010 05:47 PM
Well this weekend I took the plunge and made a considerable investment toward woodworking. I bought about $1800 worth of planes, chisels, blades, etc. from Lie-Nielsen. I am also in the middle of building a big heavy bench out of southern yellow pine ala Chris Schwarz. On top of that, I have cleared out a room inside my house for the bench and hand tools. I hope to get the bench finished by this fall so that I can hopefully start spending some serious time woodworking this winter. So far I have bought some 2×12x12 SYP and I have it all chopped and ripped down to a bunch of 2×6x6 boards that are inside acclimating to the A/C environment. I can’t say that I am looking forward to flattening all of the faces by hand – but at least I should be able to say that by the time I get them all finished I will be pretty comfortable with planing! No turning back now!
My new arsenal will consist of:
BU Jack Plane (two standard blades + one toothed blade)
Now I don’t have any excuses – add to that my bandsaw and contractor style table saw and I can build pretty much anything I want now.
-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com