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Posted on Truing lumber by hand--how to avoid "oops"

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lwllms

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#1 posted 374 days ago

Dave,

Your jack or fore plane should get you close and will tell you when you’re close by its shavings. After making sure you’re close to your gauge line switch to a trying plane. Don’t traverse plane with either one unless it’s necessary because of a sudden deformation in the wood. Do you really want to use a piece with internal stresses that cause the localized deformation? I’d avoid it if possible. When you reach your gauge line with the trying plane it will leave a long ribbon of wood where the gauge line was. It’s actually quite satisfying to reach down and pull up that long narrow ribbon of wood.


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