What kind of plane(s) do I want to buy?
The guys in "Old Iron" were so helpful about my drill press that I thought I would post a new question.
Glenn and I are going to the Wood Working Show in Pomona May 4. What kind of plane(s) should I purchase?
I am just started getting into working with wood---as opposed to constrution type of thing. I have a Stanley SW plane from WWII. It is approximately 13" long. We called them "jack" planes. I had another about 6" longer that I gave to Glenn.
I have worked a very long time on the Jack plane. The sole is still not quite true. I have a "block" plane (Stanley No. 9 1/2) that I purchased from a hardware store 50 or 60 years ago. I have a (I would call it a toy) Miller Falls plane that is 3 1/2" long. The toy has the letter "G" cast into the base.
What am I doing:
Currently building a woodworking bench
Just ready to start a set of cupboards and folding area for Myrna's laundry (which impinges greatly into my woodworking shop).
Want to make some doors for the house. Many years ago I made a door for my ceramics studio...it was fun.
I do want to make a thin cabinet for the guest bathroom, recessed into the wall because the bathroom is only 7' x 7'. I want it to be a piece of furniture. I remodeled the room, put in wood floors, new toilet, and put in a very old cabinet with a hand blown vessel on top for a sink.
The cabinet was made from a tree that was marked with the King's Arrow. The colonists were not allowed to cut trees marked this way. I understand this tree was to be a mast for a sailing vessel. The cabinet is pine (?). It was and is in excellent shape. All I did was Varathane the 1 7/8" thick top and mount the vessel. The new cabinet should compliment this.
Anyway, all of the above yachity yak is just to give you an idea what I will be working on. Who knows what I will do from there.
Thanks a million in advance.
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.