Chip out on chamfers

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Forum topic by hiswillus posted 455 days ago 474 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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455 days ago

Can’t seem to not get chip out when chamfering to a corner. Even when using a plane to make a light chamfer to avoid any chip out when planning end grain. Any and all tips would be greatly appreciated!



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#1 posted 455 days ago

The first thing I would try would be to clamp a board to the trailing surface as a backer.

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#2 posted 455 days ago

Yoo could try coming in from each corner…

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#3 posted 454 days ago

push into the corner, and only push through half way. then come back out it from the opposite corner. Once one face is done, you can start at any undone corner and push all the way across. As long as the material is removed at the opposite corner it should no “tear out”

Same as what Widdle is suggesting, just a little more specific??

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#4 posted 454 days ago

try steeply skewing the plane when you go accross.

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#5 posted 454 days ago

Skewing the plane can help. Skewing reduces the effective
cutting angle. You can also skew the block plane about
45 degrees so the front of the plane is heading towards
the ceiling, slide it across to make the cut and then at the
end push it upwards to finish the cut.

You can also just nick the ends before you plane with
a chisel or file. You can cut a little triangular flat on
each corner (mark it out with a gauge if you like),
then plane the chamfers until the flats disappear
and become the chamfer corners.


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#6 posted 454 days ago

I come in from each corner to avoid it.

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#7 posted 454 days ago

Thanks guys, for all the support!

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