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Keith Cruickshank

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#1 posted 2236 days ago

Yes, as Wayne says, a low angle block plane is great for working end grain. If you don’t have a shooting board handy, the key in that case is to use a backer block or board to prevent tear-out on the back side where the blade edge exits the back side of the stock. The shooting board has one built-in so to speak, but you can get the same results in a pinch with a backer board simply mounted behind the stock place in a vice.

Good luck.

Keith
p.s. For some, this video demo might help – go to:
http://woodtreks.com/an-introduction-to-five-top-plane-types/20/
(go to minute 2 for block plane demo on end grain)

-- Keith Cruickshank, www.woodtreks.com - on-demand woodworking videos


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