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I receive a woodworking gift

The Delta 13″ planer. A very nice gesture from a fellow woodworker.

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.

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During the week, I sell carpet and rugs for The Dixie Group. Weekends, you'll find me in my basement workshop making furniture.

9 Comments

  1. Hey man, it's my pleasure. Thanks for your patience with the foibles of UPS. I feel good just knowing that it will get some use!

  2. Good luck on your woodworking projects. You have a real talent to share. But what has happened to Southern Shade Gardening? Will you maintain that blog as well? If not, i will miss seeing your hostas!

  3. Congrads Jeff. I had to sell my planer and I have missed it everyday. It does open up the possiblites and ease of building.

    I will aquire another one. and when I do it will hopefully not leave my shop again.

  4. What a generous gift! A great example of the amazing community of woodworkers that has popped up.

  5. Jane and Aaron – thanks for visiting my blog. It is pretty cool how this happened, brought about by social media.

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