|Forum topic by MaroonGoon||posted 544 days ago||515 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
544 days ago
I received the #5 in the mail on Tuesday from Dan and was able to scrounge up an old 2×4 that I had under some junk to test it with! It took me a little bit to understand how to even operate it (silly as that may sound, it is my first plane haha) but once I got the hang of it I was making some nice shavings in no time! I can’t wait to use it on an actual project. Right now I am close to completing my first workbench so hopefully I will soon embark on an end table I’ve been thinking about and I can use it then :)
I got the block plane from Don in the mail yesterday evening when I got home and again it took me a while to put it together since I am such a plane newbie haha I went out to my shop after work this evening and tested it out on another 2×4 and it made shavings like a charm!
Dan recommended the book “Hand Tool Essentials” from Popular Woodworking it I was happy to find it came in the mail today so I wonder what I will be doing the rest of the night?? hmmm.. Anyways, I look forward to the read and learning more about hand tools, especially correct sharpening procedures so I can start using more hand tools while being able to keep them sharp and clean.
I want to thank both you both again, Don and Dan, for your generosity in the giving of these planes and you can be assured that they will be well used and well taken care of :)
-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso