2010 Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge #2: iWW Ep5 Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge Part 2

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Blog entry by Shawn Sealer posted 03-19-2011 09:05 AM 3924 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Part 2 of the Sawdust Chronicles Build Challenge. I don’t have a jointer so I have to get an old Stanley No.7 up and running.

-- -Shawn

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 10:13 AM

what are you flattening your waters stones with?
you gotta keep it way flat. i bought that silican carbide flattening stone and it does not work, do not buy it. i finally bit the bullet and just bought a dmt diamond stone. i got the 220, but the higher grit would be better. but it is nice being able to remove metal fast for initial flattening.

-- Ben L

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 12:10 PM

Enjoyed it. Keep em coming.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#3 posted 03-19-2011 06:05 PM

Nice video- love the transition graphics!

One thing I thought I’d mention about your sharpening is you should wipe the blade before changing grits on your stone. Otherwise you carry some of the grit from the course side to the fine side and that’s not good. Maybe you wiped it and you just couldn’t see on the film…

Also, a lot of people say you should go much finer when lapping the bottom of the plane. 80 grit is very course. Some people go as high as 1000 or more. It makes a big difference in how smoothly the plane glides across the wood. Of course a dab of wax never hurts before you start making shavings as well.

BTW- a lot of guys use power jointers. But some people see no reason to spend hundreds of dollars on one when you can do it by hand. Consider this- a top quality, new jointer plane costs about $200 and will last forever. A mid-quality 6” power jointer costs at least $500-700 and won’t last forever. So there’s nothing wrong with doing it by hand, saving a ton of cash, and getting the satisfaction that can only come from watching paper thin shavings roll off a hand plane!

I enjoy your videos, you seem like a good guy! Keep them coming!

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 11:33 PM

I love all the great advice I get on this site thanks all keep it coming. AttainableApex I do not have a flatting stone yet. This was only my second time using the stones but a flatting stone is up there on my list of things to get and I will keep your advice in mind. StumpyNubs (great name by the way) I did Wipe down the blade and the stone before flipping it to change grits. It just got cut out of the video. I also thought if i do get a small power planer I would appreciate it more if i went through the process of doing it by hand. And once again thanks for all the great advice!

-- -Shawn

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