Sunday, June 8, 2014

Tale of the Plane: a refurbished Stanley 9 1/2

This poor Stanley 9 1/2 had a rough life but in his heart I felt life still, crying out for one more chance to tame the tree.

Bruised, abused, rusted, and chipped; I bathed the once proud workman in oil and acid. I scrubbed his nether regions with steel and rock.

Clad in a new coat of black enamel, his bottom buffed and waxed, starving for so long but now his blade hungered anew.

With a glimmer of forgone glory restored Stanley slid across the plank and with barely a whisper ejected translucent cellulose from his throat.

He wears his scars like a warrior's raiment but they do not diminish him for the worth of anyone or anything is their deeds and this Stanley knows.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Chip deflector for Easy Wood Tool or other carbide tools.

One night after turning I washed up and my hands were on fire. Wood chips flying back at my hand and fingers had left hundreds of little paper-like cuts. You couldn't see them but I sure could feel them. The next day I made two chip deflectors. Video at bottom on how to make your own.

You'll need a piece of scrap hardwood, some small rare earth magnets, and 2"x4" piece of plexiglass.

Watch this video for step by step instructions.