|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 07-01-2015 06:15 PM||796 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
07-01-2015 06:15 PM
With just a few handplanes. Only electric needed is for the overhead lights…
The Panel. Just four pine boards. Resawn from a 4×4, and a little uneven. Clamped down to the bench
First plane to see the panel. About 14” long, with a cambered edge to the iron. Somewhere around a 8-9” radius, might have resharpened it once in the last year or so
This is what I look for, thick curls. I go almost straight across the grain, other than a diagonal at a big knot.
When I start to get these shavings all the way across, it means I am almost flat, time to switch gear
A 18” long Fore plane/try plane. I now go at a diagonal to the grain, looking to level out the scoop marks. Starting to get a decent long shaving across the panel….on to the next plane
A Smooth plane? not exactly, 14” long smooth planecleaning up the diagonal marks from the longer plane. Then a shorter smooth plane can clean up as needed…
Panel is now flat, and smooth enough not to needed sandpaper. Doesn’t take all that long, either.
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use