|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 10-19-2007 07:57 PM||1662 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-19-2007 07:57 PM
I’m not into the course of thought of wanting or getting a scrub plane – I just don’t think I could do the heavy work – not sure. My simple question though is when you do use a scrub plane how do you decide when the board is flat enough – would you use winding sticks? I’ve always have wondered if when using a winding stick – how did they/you know the original winding stick was dead flat/straight? What was the original “flat” folks went with? Seems like a no-brainer question——but I’ve never really found a good answer – for the original standard that was considered to be the gold standard of flat/straight, etc.
Also, more to my skill level – scraper planes. What little I’ve done with card scrapers makes me wonder if I should invest in a scraper plane. My thought process is that those who I’ve seen use the scrapers flex the card – and despite trying to the point of biting my lip in concentration – I just can’t get the card to flex. So would I be better off getting a scraper plane or getting a holder (I’ve seen one Veritas puts out)?
I manage to get pretty decent shavings holding the scraper with no flex – so is flex really that important?
Thanks for helping with my simple questions. I appreciate it.
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