|Forum topic by 12strings||posted 12-01-2013 08:48 PM||695 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
12-01-2013 08:48 PM
I just had a confidence booster…
I got some hard maple and walnut from my father in law for a pizza peel build, and was a bit concerned about handplaning the maple, since I have never used it before, only pine, poplar, red oak, and cherry…BUT it went great!
I needed to joint the edges for glue-up to the walnut, and my old Ohio tools woods jointer did great…a little tear-out, but it did the job, which I cleaned up a bit with some Stanley planes…i didn’t even sharpen them before I started…(they hadn’t been used much since my last sharpening.)
this lets me know I’m doing something right with my sharpening and plane setup, and relieves some worry I had about the maple…just thought I’d share…
-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!