There was a moment during the construction of my TV Console project where I got so frustrated that I just walked away from it for a while (as it ended up, I was only away from my shop for a day or so). The problem was I didn’t have the necessary tools to do what had to be done. Ultimately I found a cabinet shop in here in Pelham that was able to help me out for a tiny cost ($35.00), but I had uncovered a road block on my journey to better woodworking: I need a planer, among other things.
Christopher, who writes the very good Combray Furniture Studio blog quickly provided a solution to my problem. He had a Delta 13″ planer that was not being used and he simply offered to give it to me – an extremely kind and generous thought on Chris’ part.
It has arrived and I finally got it set up and turned on (he had made a crate to ship it in – it weighs more than 90 pounds). It should come in handy for my crown molding project as I will have to achieve some odd dimensions for the individual crown profiles. Right now it is sitting on the old TV stand from my Dad’s house; I plan to build a dedicated stand for it – with wheels and everything.
Christopher, many thanks for your thoughtful help.