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Posted on Hand planed my first board last night

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#1 posted 11-19-2011 05:16 AM

I “third” coarse medium fine.

A camber will help. If you aren’t in love with doing that, skew the plane a touch (meaning swipe it forward at an angle where your hands aren’t directly one in front of another) and play with the lateral adjuster. This takes finer shavings but can sometimes negate a sharp corner that is digging in. You might be able to come at it at an angle and tilt the corner of the blade away from the business side of things.

If you want to see my exercise in futility, watch me go at a cupped board in this video.

I filmed it just to see what I did wrong. Learned quite a bit. Perhaps it will help you.

-- If a tree falls in the neighbor's woods, and no one is there to hear it...can you take it home, mill it and turn it into a coffee table without your neighbor making a sound?

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