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Posted on Use bandsaw and hand planes in place of thickness planer?

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#1 posted 12-10-2012 01:49 AM

A low angle jack and a low angle block are the planes currently in the arsenal. If I get even a little aggressive with the low angle jack I end up chipping off pieces of the edge of walnut and maple when I plane perpendicular or diagonal to the grain. If I back the blade off, I can avoid this but I am taking very thin shavings. The low angle jack works like a dream for smoothing and planing with the grain. At this point I am very good at smoothing both faces but downright terrible at removing enough wood to get the stock down to the right thickness. I have also been successful ripping and resawing thin consistent widths on the bandsaw.

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