Now the cabinet carcass is mostly finished, I've been accumulating piles of dimensioned lumber for the door, the drawers and the back. That's just boring stuff of course, but today I had a nice little job. Adding tongue and groove to the pine boards for the back. I had some old pine shelfs with an almost ideal dimension. This old pine is lovely stuff, very tight grain, and a nice butter color.
The tongue and groove was a great excuse to show off my set of match planes from Ary den Hengst, a planemaker working in Rotterdam in the 18th century. The planes are made for thin boards, 8 to 9 mm thick, so ideal for a job like this. They still work perfectly well.