|Forum topic by Thomas Keefe||posted 12-24-2010 09:33 AM||1205 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-24-2010 09:33 AM
I got a Stanley 45 hand plane and wanted to use it on the sofa table I am working on. I put a single bead about 1/4” above the bottom of the stretchers. Generally, I like the way it looks. However, the bottom edge of the bead is a bit ragged in places. You can see it in the picture below.
I am not sure if it is some kind of tear out or I didn’t hold the plane steady enough. However, I would like to clean this up somehow. I tried sanding it out, but that doesn’t seem to help as it is pretty rough.
One idea I had was to chamfer the ragged edge using a shoulder plane. I am not sure how deep I can make the chamfer, but 1/8” should probably be enough to get past most of the raggedness.
I would appreciate any ideas as I am really not sure how to fix this. Thanks.