after envisioning how amazing the finished product would be, and going through any other possibilities that i may want to entertain with 4 massive pieces of beautiful wood it was time to get to work. the grinder was my first order of business.
i wanted to grind down all of the very high spots and open cracks that would give the hand planar too much difficulty.
once the high spots were ground down i took a straight piece of wood to assure the planar would be able to do what it does.
i used the electric hand planar, dad used his vintage planar.
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