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

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#1 posted 04-07-2013 11:49 PM


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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