A rough start to the year.

So far it has been a rough 2016 for the Woodworking Consultant household; we found out our son needs a second surgery, my wife had a miscarriage, and a flu virus worked its way through the entire family (I was the final victim, it took me down for nearly a week and yes, we all had flu shots).

Between all of the above, my time in the shop has been very limited and I am far behind schedule on the new dinning table.  I dislike milling lumber, and the large pile of milling that needs to be done for the legs has been discouraging so in an attempt to get back on schedule I have decided to buy an electric planer sooner than I had intended. My original plan had been to wait until I was confident in my ability to mill by hand but alas, progress must be made.  This is especially true since the Anarchist Design Book has finally been released and I am itching to get started build some staked chairs.

I had always planned on getting a small lunch box planer and after a bit of research I decided on the DeWalt DW734.  Its cheaper than its newer cousin and since I use hand planes for the final surface I really don’t need two feed speeds.


5 thoughts on “A rough start to the year.

  1. I hate to hear that you are having such a rough go of it. Hopefully the worst is over and the remainder of the year is fantastic for you and yours.
    Good luck with the planer purchase and hope that it works out well for your needs. Keep us posted.

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  2. I’m sorry to hear that has been such a rough start to the year, Alex. Particularly for the family matters. My wife and I know how that goes.

    Does she like to work with you in the shop? If not, I’m all for the idea of you postponing the ADB another few weeks… Having fun together right now would be my top priority, if I was in your shoes. And, you know, the whole point of Chris’s new book is that those designs aren’t going anywhere.


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