Scraper on end grain cutting board

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Forum topic by Polock2 posted 06-11-2012 11:15 PM 2197 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-11-2012 11:15 PM

Does anyone have any experience using a scraper plane on end grain cutting boards? I need to smooth my first cutting board and was wondering how it would work on all end grain.

Thanks Jerome

-- Jerome

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#1 posted 06-12-2012 12:16 AM

On end grain low angle block planes or a LA jack would work best.

-- Jerry

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#2 posted 06-12-2012 12:37 AM

Scraper plane blade edges, whether using a 45 degree version or burnished edge (ala card scraper) are way too fragile to stand up to end grain, especially on hardwood used on a cutting board. I agree with above, low angle planes are best.

-- Mike

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#3 posted 06-12-2012 11:02 AM

Thanks for the info guys, I have a block plane but not a low angle. Guess its a good excuse to get one…. lol

-- Jerome

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