Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Winter Smoother - Tote Shaping

After returning from Brese Plane a couple weeks ago the Winter Smoother sat on the bookshelf in my office for over a week while I caught up from time away.

Then it happened. Sunday afternoon. The eternal day. That magical time when working in the shop  seems so right. It's unlike any other day.

I slung my camera bag over my shoulder, grabbed the tripod, and headed to the shop, Winter Smoother and tote in hand. I dusted off the bench, hit play on my Zune, and started making rosewood dust...

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, and I love the choice of Ranger.

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  2. Gawd, that was probably the most beautiful woodworking video I've ever seen, and one of the most informative, too--even without words. And there was beer! Good beer! (I'm not a big pale ale guy, but Ranger is great for what it is) Thanks for this, and congratulations on a job well done.

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  3. I thoroughly enjoyed your attention to detail. I'm sure that the Winter Smoother will be a cherished tool for at least a century! Your playlist on the other hand was highly ecletic...I liked that too!

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  4. This is why we build things with our hands.

    George Walker

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  5. Great Video Jameel - and nice handle too.

    Cheers,
    Konrad

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  6. HANDLE JUST WONDERFUL. Great! ART WORK THAT THE WOOD. ALWAYS SEND YOUR WONDERFUL MOVIE.
    THANK YOU ALL .-

    MR. PHILIP LAI

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  7. Thanks everyone! (especially Jedi Master Konrad) I can't wait to get this plane totally finished. There is one big step left, but I'll save that for the very end.

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  8. Couldn't you just use a CNC to do the same thing?

    raney

    (great tote Jameel)

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  9. I tried that Raney, but it spilled beer all down my front.

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  10. Nice to hear some oud from young Mr Tawadros and that great piece of Harold Budd at the end. Many thanks for a thoroughly enthralling series of videos.

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  11. Jameel,

    What a beautiful piece of wood, and ultimately tote. Very smooth. Nice!

    Best,

    Lee

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