TILs while using a plough plane for the first time
1️⃣ The maximum fence distance is limited.
2️⃣ In my case, it was too small.
3️⃣ A straight piece of plywood makes for a reasonably good auxiliary fence.
4️⃣ Anyway, after starting the groove, a fence is not really necessary, and the cutter stays inside the groove just fine.
5️⃣ The fence is perfectly suited for pushing the plane, even when turned upside down.
It seems to me that I'm spending more time making jigs than working on the project… 😅 Today: a jig for planing thin walnut stock to thickness. #woodworking
I totally missed that Christopher Schwarz's book "The Anarchist's Workbench" is currently free to download as a PDF: https://lostartpress.com/products/the-anarchists-workbench
Me: "Hmm, I wonder if this 1.8*60*50 cm oak board will hold all the 25 kg of my hand planes"
Me: *does the math*
Math: "you can put about 1 metric ton on this board before it breaks."
Bought a subscription to the Woodworking Masterclasses video library yesterday. It's like Netflix, but with Paul Sellers as the single main character. 😁
Dictum.com, today 01:00: "Veritas Combination Plane is available for order again"
Me, 14:00: "FINALLY \o/ 😍 🤑"
*starts throwing things into shopping cart*
Dictum.com, today 15:00: "
Item not available until further notice."
Me: … 😞
Veritas planes are certainly hard to come by these days…
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