Today’s work was preparing the frame surface for its oil finish. This mostly means taking a very light shaving off the surface to remove the lumberyard chalk, pencil marks, blood, dirt, and so on that got on the boards as I was working them.
This is a pain in the ass to do with a handplane on a Workmate®, having to put your foot down on the damn step to keep the thing from shifting all over the place. But I did it, and did it with a lot less effort than sanding, and much less sawdust. So yay. The final result is not a perfect job, but it’s a little better than the lumberyard surfacing.
More importantly, I hope that this is the last time I ever have to do handplaning on a Workmate®.