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Forum topic by 12strings posted 01-03-2012 05:40 AM 1347 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12strings

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01-03-2012 05:40 AM

I am considering looking for, or making, either a plow plane, or a set of tongue and groove planes. Mainly I’d like to make the grooves in rails and stiles for door panels.

Which would be better, and/or easier to make and use? (they would be wooden if I made them).

I’m mainly thinking of trying to not spend much money on this.

Which would be more versatile in the long run?

Also, do these work well if I want to make a groove cross-grain (accross the end-grain)?

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!


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#1 posted 01-03-2012 05:52 AM

12 – I would highly recommend a Stanley #48 T&G plane. Why and the answer to your other questions (with action shots!) can be found here.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 12:32 PM

12 – Have a look at

http://www.cornishworkshop.co.uk/combihow.html

On the fifth (web) page it is spoken about the spur cutter/nicker for cross grain cutting.

http://www.cornishworkshop.co.uk/combinationplanes.html

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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