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Forum topic by 12strings posted 12-01-2013 08:48 PM 670 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-01-2013 08:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: maple planing

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!

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#1 posted 12-01-2013 09:05 PM

That’s good news 12, give yourself a pat on the back for me!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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