I worked on the corrugated jointer. I decided to replace the blade to eliminated chatter and make for a better cut. First, I needed to open the mouth just a tiny bit more to allow the thicker blade to fit through the mouth.
Surprise, surprise .. I found that the mouth was a bit crooked. (Perhaps that’ll inspire a name for this plane – cock-eyed corgi?).
So I used my file to adjust and about a 1/32″ wider opening.
This was better. But I had to do a little bit more work once the blade was in.
Well, I have to admit it, I was dreading flattening the new workbench top. But it turned out to be kinda fun. With aid of Scubby (the wooden scrub plane), I was able remove all the high spots from the top. Then Jack (the shorter Jack plane, of course) leveled things out.Last, the jointer plane made it all flat and pretty. There are still a few scrubby tracks that need to be removed, but I’ll get to those later. For now I have a really nice and flat top to
start making my drawers and wall cabinet on. Yippee!