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Hand Tools #1: An Unexpected Joy Using a Hand Plane

02-22-2009 12:03 AM by slooper | 12 comments »

I didn’t see it coming, not at all! But alas, it came and it conquered. I thought it was so far off from me that it would never be within striking distance. But there it was right in my hands, and out of the blue it came. What I had before me was a mere scrap piece of wood, a throw-away from someone else’s project. The task I had was, as I saw it, simply a necessary evil; hand-planing a rough surface so that I could get a good look at the true grain of an unfamiliar wood. My hope was that I’d find a new species to add to my woodworking pallet. As expected, this “scrap” did not disappoint, as gorgeous grain and color were revealed once the plane had done its w...

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