Saturday, August 7, 2010

The old ways really make it hand made

I've been using an old hand planer that I bought from a retiree friend of mine.  Her father came over from Germany and was a furniture maker.  You can't really see it in the pic, but the planer say's "Made in Germany" on the side.  Once I got it sharpened, it does a great job.  So, I've been using it to plane the head stock of my instruments.  The head stock is usually 4 different pieces glued together, so the hand planer makes everything come together nicely.  Sometimes ole school is the best way.  Certainly is for "handmade" in my book.

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