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#1 posted 03-01-2012 07:01 PM Wood harness Chart, find a wood that is less than Maple but will work for you. Allot of folks lean to Yellow Pine or Doug maple for great alternatavies.

I too am nearing my first bench build and I don’t want to do it wrong the first time out the gate. I have been reading and gathering info for the last 6 months. I even bought a set of plans to give me ideas.

As far as the plane goes, Get one and PRACTICE on some lesser expensive woods. Learn how to use it with grain and against it. Again, there are You Tube videos, and tons of reading materialon the matter. Holding it is a matter of preference for what you are trying to achive. The required planing activity will decide for you how to hold the wood.

Once you see a few video’s online about planing you will see techniques people use and those will answer allot of your questions.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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