I am in the process of drafting designs for three new hand planes; one small smoother and two mitre planes.
I am finding my new work station (see previous post) very useful for this as the large flat surface is ideal for doing drafting work. Another use for the station that I hadn’t thought of when I posted it last Monday.
This project won Tool of the Week at HomemadeTools.net
The footprint of this set-up is 1m x 2.8m.
It comprises of
- a saw table,
- a router table,
- a reversible fence (one side for saw and one for router),
- an outfeed table which doubles as a work surface and assembly table,
- an overhead router gantry for flattening large boards or slabs,
- a 9 drawer tool storage facility.
I have just finished a new Lough Sheelin Smoother to replace the last one I made which was given to friends of the family as a gift. If anything, this one is even nicer.