Tales from the Ginnel


#121

Pic 3 - amazing craftsmanship Bob. Totally in awe here !


#122

2nd best avatar on AA (after @Jim 's) :+1:


#123

Don’t let chelseadave hear you say that.

VB


#124

As ever, I’m in awe


#125

WTJ?


#126

Sanding sealer applied, grain is looking really good. A couple of weeks of finishing to go now.


#127

That is beautiful - what timber is it?


#128

English walnut for the top, rippled sycamore for the sides and the bit you can’t see is oak feet pads and a mahogany base.

The sanding sealer is a mix of shellac in solvent and plaster of Paris.


#129

Thanks - it’s all lovely, but the walnut top is particularly striking - wonderful tone with the sanding sealer on it.


#130

Thinned oil varnish going on


#131

:heart_eyes::star_struck::heart_eyes::star_struck: Gorgeous work Bob :+1:


#132

Just refurbishing a pair of No3 and No 5 Stanley bedrock planes. Had the surfaces re-ground and with new blades got me a pair of planes as good as new (Lei Nielson levels of flatness), well happy. Decided not to overdo the refurb, just doing the important bit and leaving the age on the rest of the plane.

The rub mark on the No5 from the test cut is perfect from front to back, nice.


#133

Beautiful, they must be a delight to use :heart_eyes:


#134

Haven’t a clue what you’re talking about but I’m sure it’s damned impressive!


#135

I have no idea why anyone needs more than one plane, but I :heart: this thread - more tool and turntable porn please Bob :+1:


#136

You need at least 4 planes. Bare minimum!


#137

Not a cack-handed bone-idle twat like me - 1 is plenty, and that mainly for decorative purposes…


#138

I love skilled craftmen (not literally) makes me jealous I’m a useless git. :disappointed_relieved:


#139

20 ish


#140

Turned upside down and gripped nice and tight in a vice they make a pretty good surface for hammering things flat on.

VB