|Forum topic by funchuck||posted 05-16-2011 12:09 PM||3005 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-16-2011 12:09 PM
I am a long time power tool user, but I just became interested in hand tools. I don’t know why, but planing wood has some kind of theraputic effect on me. Plus, it is much quieter, and I don’t have to wear a respirator.
I still use my 6” power jointer, planer and table saw to dimension the wood, but I want to use hand tools as much as possible.
My question is, I know there are router bits (such as the ogee frame and panel set) that create mating pieces so that the profile of the stile meets the mating piece at the end of the rail. Is there a way to do this using hand tools? Perhaps a specialized one? Is there one that can accomodate curves?
I saw on the lee valley site, that there are some asian hollow and round planes. Would these do the trick? Would there be something easier, that can go around curves? Or, is this only in the realm of the router?
-- Charles from California