Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Not Woodturning -- Wood Planing!

So, I didn't try to get to the lathe this past weekend...to much going on. Last night I went out to the shop, but realized I didn't have any blanks ready to turn....bummmer. Didn't have time to cut some up and turn, but I did remember I had found a slab of wood that I have been saving for about 2 years.

It's from my parents house in KS. My dad and I cut it up about 9 months before they moved here to Iowa. I wanted to get some wood from there to make a table or bench out of. I had thoughts of building a router sled to flatten it, but with my new found addiction to hand planes, I decided I should use KP's planes to do the flattening...(plus who wants to take the time to build a router sled?) Plus, the sound of the plane cutting the wood is almost as satifying as watching curlies fly off the lathe!

The results from about an hour of work are below. The first two pics are of what will be the top of the table. 

The next two pics are of what will be the underside of the table.


  1. Nice to know you are back in your workshop, hope your foot carries on getting better.

  2. Thank you sir! The foot is well on its way to being all fixed up!

  3. Looks like a lot of hard work but very satisfying.

  4. Robbie, it is hard, but like you said, very satisfying. Thanks for dropping in.