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Forum topic by oltexasboy posted 05-30-2013 06:41 AM 1037 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-30-2013 06:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane joining question cedar

Ok , so I took a cutoff 24” section of a steel framing square, drilled and tapped the side of my jointer plane in order to have a good square edge attached to my plane.Veritas sells a version of this squaring edge for their planes so I figured I could do it myself instead of spending $250.00 for a new plane. This obviously is to keep the planned surface(jointed edge) square with the face. Ok ,now here is my question, should I try to plane from both ends toward the middle in order to prevent snipping the end or will it make a lot of difference either way? I hope some of you guys have more experience than I and can tell me what you think. I am making a aromatic cedar chest for my wife and there is a lot of edges to joint,could use a little help.(by the way all this lumber is rough cut.)

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 11:37 AM

veritas sells a jointer fence for your jointer. and no drilling and tapping.

To answer you question, I typically follow through on each stroke. You shouldn’t get snipe if you hold the plane true, but do what works for you. Working from both ends can help keep a consistent width, but follow through from both sides.

It also depends on the piece. Its more about the grain direction than anything else.

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 04:37 PM

Thanks Don, I do as you say with the follow through,I also believe that to be the key. I also picked up the url for your rss feed, good page, again thanks.

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