All posts filed under: Jointer

My Hand Plane Collection Takes A Big Step Forward

A couple of weeks ago, I shared this photo on Facebook and let it be known that this rockin’ Mustang was at the top of my Christmas wish list. Of course I was joking and thankfully, Santa knew just what I really needed: a brand new Veritas Bevel-Up Jointer Plane. I had been thinking about this plane as my next acquisition after considering the following options: Scott Meek Woodworks – A Scott Meek hand plane is on my bucket list. Scott’s beautiful planes are high quality and worth the premium price, but I just can’t make the money work right now. The Wood River Jointer Plane – From what I have read, Woodcraft’s planes are improving, but I am not willing to buy one just yet. The Lie-Nielsen Jointer Plane – I own two LN planes and have been very pleased with them, but the #7 jointer is $425 and while I consider myself an experienced salesman, that price is a pretty tough sell now. A used jointer plane – On Ebay, there was one …

I do battle with my jointer

We have issues. Note the taper on the end of this board. My jointer has been giving me fits all week long. I aim to fix this today. I hate doing plumbing. When I tackle a plumbing problem in my home, it is never accomplished in a comfortable way. It always seems to involve me lying on my back with water dripping in my face and tight confines with which to loosen or tighten nuts or bolts. That is why most of the time I’ll call the man when it comes to plumbing work. Not so with my jointer – my wife suggested that I put in a service call on it and let someone else fix it. It has been giving me fits this week and when it comes to power tools, especially stationary tools, I’ll work on them. In a nutshell, my jointer cuts a taper on boards. I have never had this problem in all of my 25+ years of woodworking. My owner’s manual does not even mention this kind of problem. …