Tuesday, August 10, 2010

flattening the bottom of the top

Yup, spent an evening after work beavering away at the bottom surface of the top now that the glue's reasonably dry. You want this sort of flat so that the attachment of the legs/stretchers is reasonably predictable. It also provides a bounty of shavings for the litterbox of our cat Spartapuss.

First with the plane designed to remove lots of material in one swoop with its heavily radiused blade (Lee Valley makes 'em). Diagonal strokes per Schwarz et. al.

...then proceed to my Jack plane, the longest one in my small harbor of bench planes

1 comment :

  1. These are terrific photos of the great bench project! Whata lot of planeing, Wheu!