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moshel

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1090 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: plane

As I got stung my the “make your own plane” bug and made my first (project coming soon), i thought to make a small roundover plane (1/8”) to round over my cutting boards. problem is, most planes like this are designed for face grain and not end grain, so I was wonder if any of the DIY plane makers or the professionals can give some advice about the angle of the bed and the plane iron edge. would a scraper plane work better than low angle one? any other considerations?

Thanks,
Moshe

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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 1090 days ago

It is going to depend on the wood. A 45 degree angle is always a good starting point. You get into all the bevel up and down arguments and it all comes out about the same.

Before you get too involved, make a scratch stock and see how it feels at different angles.

Here is one from Peter Follansbee:

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moshel

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#2 posted 1090 days ago

Thanks David, but I am quite sure this is true for long grain, not end grain. my experience with regular planes on end grain shows that either very low or very high angle should work.

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#3 posted 1089 days ago

umm, wait for your package to arrive? You may find something in there :)

but also, a spokeshave works nicely

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#4 posted 1089 days ago

Yes, the scratch stock is high angle. You can see how high will give you a good finish.

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#5 posted 1088 days ago

after reading a little about this, it seems that you are right and this is the way I should go. Alas, it seems that a thinner, sorter material than my planer blades is called for. I think I have some old saw blades that can be converted…

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