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    i recently finished a cradle with BLO and Shellac...

    i recently finished a cradle with BLO and Shellac where I did the entire schedule in one day and it turned out great. Like Shawn said the key is how much BLO you put on. I put on a thin coat of BLO...
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    Hi Joe - you could be right about the size. I am...

    Hi Joe - you could be right about the size. I am hoping that they will get 4-6 months out of it. As far as the time, it took me about 8 weeks on weekends and a few weeknights. I am thinking that I...
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    First Project Posting

    Hello Everyone - I have not posted a project before and thought this was a good opportunity. I recently finished the attached cradle for our nephew and his wife for their first child. I used some...
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    Hi Casey - You raised a good point in that this...

    Hi Casey - You raised a good point in that this would make the plane width over three inches - and I don't have large hands. I might need to put modify the design slightly to accomodate a handle. I...
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    Thanks everyone for the feedback. I will give...

    Thanks everyone for the feedback. I will give the Lee Valley blades a try. I hope to make the plane sometime in the next month or so but I have a cradle that I need to get done first. Thanks again.
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    Thanks Jim - I did not think to check Lee Valley....

    Thanks Jim - I did not think to check Lee Valley. How is the chatter without without the chip breaker?
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    I will use this mostly for flattening larger...

    I will use this mostly for flattening larger panels and boards that I cannot fit on the jointer so I thought that it would be good to use the largest iron that I could get. All of the stanley style...
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    Wooden Plane Blades

    Hello - I am a frequent lurker who needs some help. I want to make a 22 inch wooden jointer plane (Krenov Style) and need some suggestions on blade sizes and sources. I have made two smaller planes...
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    For what it is worth - you can get the Steel City...

    For what it is worth - you can get the Steel City 13" with the helical head for $600. It is relatively new and I have not used it but there have been a number of very favorable reviews.
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