Level green, PA, US
"Choosing and Using Handplanes" looks like a great addition to any woodworkers library. I'm starting to use handplanes more in my projects so the timing is excellent.
Tuning up two old and one new plane. This book would be a great asset.
Great show. Good techniques and tips. Enjoy the guest craftsmen.
The maple tree in the side yard has to come down. Could use a couple steel wedges to split it into quarters for air drying and a Highland Woodworking Woodslicer band saw blade ($30) for my 14" bandsaw. I have successfully dried and resawn some cherry into usable boards with my 14" saw just to see if it could be done. Ready to tackle another.
Have these been approved by Don Rickles?
I built this workbench keeping a printed plan handy and watching the videos many times. I also had trouble finding untreated 4x4 but eventually found them. My bench is a little longer and a little wider. I used a Groz 9" vise instead of 7" so added the appropriate length. I now know MDF comes in larger sizes than 48"x96". When I sawed my MDF in half I just kept the extra width. I drilled all my holes on the drill press after measuring and measuring and measuring again. They came out fine. I rounded the bottom edges of the legs with a router so they wouldn't tear out sliding it around the shop. I painted the bottom 6" of the legs with clear satin paint to protect them from liquids that might get to them, the shop is also a garage. I used plywood for the bottom shelf and just let the weight of the shelf and anything stored on it to hold it on place. The bench is a perfect height to work on and does make a great outfeed table. Thanks for a terrific plan.
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