A New Look
This new site is being hosted by Blogger and it meshes up nicely with all the other Google products that I use so it just made sense. It doesn't have as much functionality as the old site but I'm learning new things about it everyday. If you have any cool Blogger tricks that you would like to share, please send them along.
As for woodworking, in my last post I talked about selling my table saw and how liberating that was. I haven't missed it yet and I'm having no problem ripping on the bandsaw and cross-cutting at the bench. Lately I've been looking pretty hard at the jointer sitting across the way. It's an eight incher with very short beds (it's an Inca) and is somewhat limited in it's use. Anything wider and I have to flatten a face with a hand plane - anything narrower and I couldn't be bothered to connect the dust collection so again I just do it at the bench.
|Next on the chopping block|
The other cool opportunity this brings me is the chance to use my specialtiy planes more often. I spend a lot of time at work and wood shows testing and demonstrating the tools but I haven't often put them to use in my own shop. Up till now I've always described my woodworking style as 60/40 - that's 60% power tools and 40% hand tools. It would appear that those numbers are going to change.
In order to understand, you must do.