More oar making

Yesterday’s task – hollowing out components for one of the new oars…

Moulding planes lined up in the finished tapered hollow in what will be the inside of the the top of a loom:

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Starting off the process using a 1/4″  moulding plane to establish a groove, producing a most satisfactory single shaving.

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Moulding planes take some effort to use, but it’s much more pleasant than driving an electric router, plus it’s much more satisfying. Next task, hone the blades before starting the next set of components. If it won’t shave the hairs off the back of your arm, it’s not sharp enough!