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Posted on ARRRRRRGGG!! Stupid Hand Planes!

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#1 posted 06-19-2013 07:19 PM

sounds like you are going against the grain which can lead to digging in, chatter, pooooooor finish (tears and rips)...

if you glued up your panel with boards alternating grain direction than it’s more tricky to smooth those out, as 1 of those boards will always be addressed against the grain.

things to try:
  • on top of skewing the handplane, also plane at 45 degrees to the grain (not parallel to grain)
  • Try pulling the blade even further to take super-light passes,
  • use a scraper instead of a handplane.

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