We’re Giving Away Grooving Planes!
UPDATE with the winning caption: Wow! I can’t believe how many people took a crack at winning the planes. I’m very impressed, but I guess I’ll make this brief and just announce the winner. That’s what everyone wants to know anyway. And the winner is: JL Young, who was the seventh person to post a caption. Here’s the winning caption: “Look deeep into my eyes……..Subscribe…to…Fine… Woodworking.” Thanks to everyone for participating. We’ll have to try something like this again then next time I make a tool. (I did just make a vacuum press. Anyone interested? Kidding, of course!)
Ever since I first blogged about my grooving planes, I’ve gotten a lot of requests to explain how I made them. In fact, some folks even emailed me on a regular basis to ask when I would get that done (Hello Al!). After my fellow editors saw the planes, they thought it would be a good idea to share them with our readers, so I wrote a short article explaining how to make them. It appears in the issue of Fine Woodworking that is just about to land in mailboxes and newstands. Look for it in the Handwork section of the magazine.
For the article, I ended up making another pair of the planes. Of course, I don’t need two pairs, so I thought it would be fun to give them away to one of you. Interested? If so, just write a funny caption for the picture below. That goofy fellow is me and I don’t mind some good natured ribbing. We’ll pick a winner on April 29th and I’ll post the winner’s name and caption here. Good luck and have fun.
One more thing: If you want to make a pair for yourself, you can buy the blades from Lie-Nielsen. I made mine from a pair of molding plane blanks, but had to do all the grinding and heat treating myself. The new ones from Lie-Nielsen save you that bit of dirty work.
Caption Copy, Anyone?
Post your creative caption for this outtake from our recent article on shopmade grooving planes in the comments section at the bottom of this blog post.
This outtake from a recent photo shoot just begs to be captioned with a funny one-liner. Take a shot and you might end up with a matched set of handplanes made by Matt himself.
We're profiling how to make a matched set of grooving planes in issue 219, and to make things a bit more interesting, we're giving away a set to the reader who comes up with the most creative caption!