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Blog entry by jordanp posted 07-14-2014 02:42 AM 1207 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I kind of stumbled on this method by accident.
I haven’t tested it on hardwood but your big box soft wood lumber works perfectly..

Tools needed. Stanley No. 95 or equivalent (veritas or LN)
Block plane or smoothing plane set for thin shavings.

I usually take 8-12 passes with the 95 each direction,
This is usually enough to get rid of that rounded edge you get
With big box store construction grade lumber.


But wait! I just changed directions against the grain!
Doesn’t matter the blade is at such a low angle and skewed tare out is non-existant. And if there is a little it will be cleaned up with a couple of light passes from a block plane or smoother..

Try and keep consistent pressure and count your passes in each direction so you can match the same amount of passes coming the other direction.

The results..

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy



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#1 posted 07-14-2014 03:12 AM

This would also assume that the two faces are coplanar as well. A neat little trick though. I don’t have such a fancy plane, but may have to keep an eye out now lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#2 posted 07-14-2014 03:35 AM

Good ideas, thanks.

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#3 posted 07-14-2014 04:08 AM

Correct mos. However if you are using construction grade lumber it’s typically not “Fine Woodworking” I just flattened the faces with my jack plane first and then did the above..

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#4 posted 07-16-2014 04:17 AM

Wonderful system

-- Norman

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