Hand Tool Shootout | Preparing Rough Sawn Lumber by Hand vs. the Machines

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Blog entry by WoodWorkLIFE posted 05-20-2017 06:06 PM 1479 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My usual routine is somewhat hybrid, I typically do the bulk of the removal of material with the jointer and planer, then square it up at my cross cut sled, and finally remove the scallops from the planer with a smoothing plane, and shoot the ends to final dimensions to fit.

But for the purpose of demonstration, I prepared these two overly dry (20 years in a barn) air dried Walnut by hand and then with my machines to see how long each process took. End of the day 7 minutes with the machines, and 27 minutes, a good workout and a healthy lather of sweat when done by hand with sharp tools. Check out the video below.

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-- Rick, Keep your tools sharp and your mind sharper,

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