Friday, April 23, 2010

Stanley # 80

     There are many times that I think some of the older, traditional tools will out perform the modern ones.  Working on the crib and the Hard Maple has provided many opportunities to test my theory! The legs were a perfect example of this.  They measure 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" and it seems that each one had a bit of grain reversing somewhere in their 40+" length.  Even using a smooth plane pulled the grain up so chose the Stanley.  It's hard to tell but the shavings you can achieve with this thing are so fine and delicate.  I'd much rather use it creating fine shavings and a smooth surface than sanding and creating dust and noise.  Getting pretty close to starting to do the finish work, all that remains is attaching the caps to the tops of each end.

1 comment:

  1. Dad-
    The crib looks so awesome! We can't wait to see it! What a honor to have such a fine woodworker making our crib! You always said the traditional style of woodworking was best!
    Jen & Rich