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Posted on How Do I remove Divots and Milling marks on These (HICKORY) chair legs?

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#1 posted 03-21-2016 09:41 PM

With hickory pay attention to grain direction. You want at least a 50° cut angle for the plane. 12° bed, 38° bevel, 20° bed, 30° bevel, to help prevent tear out. Thin, thin shavings. Blade needs to be surgically sharp, otherwise you risk tear out. Practice with it on some cut offs.

She might warm up to a Stanley #4 for ~$25-$40 and a #80 cabinet scraper for ~$20. Those will get the job done, just not as nicely as the BU smoother. See my blog for how to tune them up.

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