What do woodworkers do on cold January days when it’s too cold to work in our unheated shops? Yup, we sit in our nice warm homes, in front of a warm computer and research tools to buy. Then we buy them. Here’s my first big tool purchase in a long time:
It’s a surface planer. This tool mills surfaces flat and parallel to each other. It will let me start milling my own lumber. I haven’t had any milling tools and have always had to buy lumber milled to the dimensions I need or close enough that I could sand it to the size I need. This is one of the two tools I need to be able to mill rough lumber to whatever size I need. Rough lumber also costs less then then S4S stock I’ve been buying.
This purchase will help me take my woodwork skills up to another level.
and the other tool I need? Picture of that next week.
If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,