The draft is almost ready to go to the publisher, so I'll have time, energy, and topics to write about once again on this blog. Please keep an eye on this space as I have some pretty cool stuff in the hopper. Stuff like this late 18th century I. Sym jointer plane. 200 years old and still perfectly flat and square. Just took a few minutes to sharpen the plane (it needed nothing else) and it was taking those whispy shavings we all know and love.
|Lovely I. Sym jointer plane on my desk, home base for writing my book|
|Hand prints from a long-dead user in the patina|
|No twist after 200+ years; this is why I like English planes better than American|
|Perfectly flat and straight in length with no work|
|Whispy full length shavings in walnut (some sapwood)|