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Slant-top writing desk #2: Long live the scrub plane. Oh, and I need a workbench. Like real bad...

05-24-2013 06:58 AM by adamclyde | 2 comments »

I’ve spent the last few days flattening and thicknessing and dimensioning all the lumber for this project. It seems so simple with Norm Abrams does it. Alas, not so when I do it. I managed through it mostly. I have a few pieces that are 8 inches wide, and I only have a 6” jointer. And, of course, those wider pieces happened to have a ton of twist to it. So, I busted out the brand new 100-year-old scrub plane that my dad gave me recently (which I had just sharpened). I was amazed at how efficient it was to take the high spots down with the plane, then follow up with my new #4 smoother. Shockingly, even though I’m a total hand tool newbie, that board was about as flat ...

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