George Back in the day.. Like yesterday!
Yesterday it warmed up enough to play in the workshop. George showed me how to take the blades off the planer, and sharpen and adjust them.. GAAAAA! Wow! It’s not as easy as one may think. Old technology is very human sensitive. All by eye and feel and yes Ears!
YESTERDAY! George adjusting the newly sharpened blades – this image could have been taken 100 years ago.
Looks easy, IT’S NOT! Lots of tapping! And joking.. And tapping, and cursing, and laughing, tapping..
Testing, and adjusting again..
The good news is George has been doing all this since he was born. No really, word has it….. He was adjusting and greasing up the band saw before he could walk. Oh.. true rumor! Anyway, its amazing, and a true joy to learn old things. The lost art of keeping a real machine going.
Mr B, LOVES!!!!!! The scraps, flying at him sleeping in it.. Playing. He hears the beast start and he stands right there.
And Bingo! 2 hrs later. Just for the adjustment, 3-4 hours of sharpening. All by hand and now works like a charm. BTW, Its so quiet is strange. The noise is the tell of if the blades need sharpening. So yes, even your ears are part of the adjustment. I LOVE IT!