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Blog series by cajunpen updated 12-02-2007 02:19 AM 2 parts 9672 reads 20 comments total

Part 1: The new tools are ordered, first step

11-20-2007 11:51 PM by cajunpen | 5 comments »

Well I’ve been following all of the “plane” talk with great interest. I have never been completely satisfied with the finishes that I obtain on my projects (mostly small projects). I have made up my mind that I should try the Card Scraper and a good Hand Plane. I have a Stanley Block plane, Stanley Low Angle Block and a Stanley #5. Reading the post by MartyS on the Veritas #4 Smoothing Plane and reading the post by Ebanista suggesting a review of the new Veritas Bevel U...

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Part 2: The BUS has arrived

12-02-2007 02:19 AM by cajunpen | 15 comments »

It took awhile to get here – but the BUS has finally arrived and what a smooth ride!I found a piece of scrap Rosewood that had some burn marks on it and was just really rough. I don’t know if this photo will show enough detail. I made a few passes and the results were incredible – right out of the box, no honing or sharpening – the finish is as smooth as glass. I don’t think that it is quite good enough for a finish, but this was only after a couple of light ...

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