Nothing crazy happening in the shop today; had company over :)
I did, however, grab a 12"x12" chunk of crotchy walnut and jointed one face flat with my Veritas Low-Angle Jack plane. I have it set to a 37° attack angle and it seems unstoppable (as is the A2 blade). Coincidentally, my friend Bud also posted an entry about the same plane (he had always eye-balled the Veritas low-angles, but my raving might have pushed him over the edge :)
the provincial bird of Manitoba is the mosquito. As such, they are big. Most people talk about taking mosquito-wing shavings with their plane, but I find that takes forever to level a hilly board like the one shown. Instead, I take Canadian mosquito wing shavings... 0.019"
The board isn't completely smooth yet, but there is almost no tear-out despite the crazy grain. The side is flat and I'll wait until after I have these two resawn before taking it down to a smoother and, maybe, scraper plane.
Now, a project...