It has been said that “sharp fixes everything.” It never ceases to amaze me how wood can transform with sharp tools… What follows is a series of photos that illustrates this transformation. Here are the particulars:
Veritas bevel up smoother
VERY sharp blade set to just under .001”
Pic 1 – Straight off the planer. It’s flat, but the very small ridges left by the planer blades give it a matte finish.
Pic 2 – A couple of passes and the ridges start to disappear.
Pic 3 – After about four or five passes, the ridges are really starting to come down…
Pic 4 – About six passes into it, they are all but gone.
Pic 5 – One final pass (just for me) and the wood just shines… you just can’t get that with sandpaper. It’s ready for the finish of your choice.
It’s just an awesome transformation. I love wood… and very sharp tools.
-- Cecil, Orange Park, FL