Tool of the Month had been a bit forgotten this year but here’s a short new entry!
Back in September I treated myself to a new Lie Nielsen number 8 jointer plane. This is the largest commercially made hand plane available, at 2foot long it’s huge!
I decided to pick one up after flattening my recently built Roubo workbench, my no 7 handled it fine but the extra length and mass of the no 8 should make the process a little faster next time, plus the sole is long enough for me to us it as a straight edge to check progress whilst flattening, rather than stopping and messing around with a straight edge.
Looking forward to using this on my next Roubo workbench build due to start in November/December (more on this soon) 😃
For more about jointer planes have a look at my previous blog post about the no7 jointer plane!
📢 COVID-19 update 📢
Due to the latest Covid-19 restrictions, the workshop will be closed to visitors from the 5th of November through to the 2nd of December. Unfortunately this means that courses that were due to take place during November will now be postponed (emails have gone out today to those affected so they can be rescheduled).
In the meantime courses can still be booked for December onwards and gift vouchers are available, the online shop will be due a restock shortly ready for Christmas too...
Last week was a busy one on the teaching front 😅
Beginning the week with Dan who made an ash cutlers stool on Monday (first cutlers stool to be made from ash, definitely won’t be the last!).
Then on Wednesday Oscar came in and made a beech cutlers stool with lovely contrasting walnut wedges.
Finally on Thursday I was joined by Lisa and Luke for a newly introduced ‘Taster for Two’ day!
four happy ‘students’, four fantastic stools, one slightly croaky voice...
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