I've seen many beautiful pieces of work by some really good shapers, I even follow a blog or two.
Maybe it's my need to feed a creative bug, or maybe I'm just too cheap to invest in a really nice handplane, but I'm going to give a go at shaping one myself.
My research into handplanes suggests that a good wood to use is 'poplar'. So a quick trip to Lowes and six bucks later, I have myself a blank. I purchased a piece of 1x8x24 poplar plank. I selected a nice piece with a beautiful grain and completely free of knotholes.
- 14.5" L
- 7.0" W (wide point 6" back from nose)
- 3/4" T
Thats it so far... I'll document my progress in this blog as I go along.
See you in the water!