Planer Snipe

Planer Snipe – What is it and can it be avoided?

When your surface planer takes off more wood at the ends than it does in the middle, typically more on the leading than the trailing end, this is planer snipe.

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Can planer snipe be avoided? We don’t think so, and it doesn’t always happen. The best approach is to allow for it – just in case.

Step 1. Allow for possible planer snipe by leaving the pieces long.

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Step 2. Surface plane all the pieces, before the glue up.

Not all woodworkers surface plane before the glue up, but we do. It’s important – we’ll write more about that soon. Continue reading

Making Progress

Progress is good, we are busy and encouraged with how things are happening. Our 1st unofficial business meeting with Todd and Sid of HomeCentrL, Social Media Services, lots of ideas discussed and advice given. 


A walking tour of our pretty and historic little Vermont town started us off and luckily it was a beautiful, sunny and comfortable day. Bob Haight, Windsor’s Downtown Manager was our guide and beyond entertaining.

Windsor has a Welcome Center and it’s a timber frame. How cool is that? From the train station, down main street, historic building one after the other.

Bronze by Larry Nowlan at Constitution Common

Lake Runnemede has quite a story, but today we will just appreciate the beauty and the view. I spy The Juniper Hill Inn…which is for sale, hint – hint.

Flowers still a bloom, we had a nice time and learned so much. Thank you, Town of Windsor. I mean 1/2 a town.

Dinner and a Craft Cider at Harpoon wrapped up our visit. Always a good time!

Harpoon – Windsor, VT

For the time being our Mudroom has turned into our temporary showroom. It’s actually working out well.


Cutting Board pre-orders are coming in and we’ve chosen a few Holiday Craft Fairs, fingers are crossed for continued success.

One of each of these are clamped up, Maple – Walnut and Walnut – Maple. Do you see the difference?

More Hearts and Sandys will be delivered and shipped on Monday! This stack will be glued-up and clamped in no time. Rustic Cherry – Walnut and of course, the combos.

Rustic Cherry – The Sandy – 8 1/2″ x 12″ x 3/4″

Hearts! 10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
And, of course, we can’t keep our hands on the Prestons, which is wonderful news.
I see Oak, Walnut and Rustic Cherry ready to be cut to size, shaped and sanded. Excellent.
Need a few more Walnut – Maple also, the contrast is so strong. Bud, with his creative design eye, hand selects all the wood to achieve the character wanted.
The Preston and The Wendy

Cheers to the Cutting Boards and to our favorite wines from Putney Winery!!

Something New

Bud made this serving tray out of an old shipping pallet. Crazy huh?
 
Let’s take a look at how he did it!

First, cut up an old shipping pallet….really?

Yes, that’s how it started.  The hickory (we at least think it’s hickory) is looking pretty good.  One clamped up and one ready to be be cut to length.

Looks like we are making 2 and the pieces are coming together nicely.

Test fit, very important.

Bottom needs to be trimmed, then we are almost done.  

Ready for finish, starting with the bottom.
What a difference a little Watco Danish Oil makes!
Something new from something old, Voila!
Reclaimed Hickory Serving Tray 11 1/2″ x 18 1/2″
Cheers!