Tool Cabinets #3: Shavings not more pixels

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Blog entry by glideking posted 11-15-2017 10:56 AM 966 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Learning to cut dovetails on the computer was fun but not satisfying enough. I could go on generating and refining plans on the computer but the time has come to stop making pixels and start making shavings.

I almost forgot how quickly the Stanley #40 can take a cup out of a board.

The center cabinet is 18 inches deep. To put two boards together the Norm Abrams in me said to just grab the biscuit joiner and be done with it but the Roy Underhill in me said do it with a hatchet and drawknife. My tool collection was calling me so I whipped out the Stanley and quietly made shavings into the night.

What do you call a two handled plane that makes three shavings?
Stanley #148. This is the wide one. T&G overkill yes but the glue up could not have been easier.

I will need a pile of these!
California Alder I had cut with a portable band saw mill. I have a lot of it. Good enough for a tool box.

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Bill Berklich

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#1 posted 11-15-2017 11:52 AM

Happy to see you’re cutting wood! It’s going to be fun watching your cabinet come together.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#2 posted 11-15-2017 05:15 PM

Woah! I’ve never seen a Stanley #148… why does it have two handles? Why does it make 3 shavings??? I’m totally intrigued!

-- Pete

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#3 posted 11-15-2017 05:20 PM

Got it. Just watched a Youtube, and learned that it makes the T&G joint by flipping it around.

-- Pete

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