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Wood stabilizing #3: Unwrapped and unplugged

11-24-2018 05:47 PM by Dave Polaschek | 8 comments »

One of the things I was trying to find out about wood stabilizing when I embarked on this adventure was whether it would be possible to work the resulting pieces of wood with hand tools. I’m not completely sure of the answer yet, but I have a few observations. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The first thing you notice when unwrapping the wood from the foil is that there’s excess plastic everywhere. It sticks to the foil, it sticks the foil to the wood, and it crinkles and flakes off and will be all over your shop. It’s pretty easy to remove from the wood using a knife, but less so with a plane. I tried both a jack plane and a block plane, and both had trouble getting a “bite...

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