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crazicarl

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02-07-2014 01:47 AM

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Alright, LJ Community, I have learned so much from you guys and now I must ask for some specific help.

I have a couple of glued seats, about 12×14 x 3/4. The two 14” edges are straight and parallel enough, but the other ends are my saw cut ends. How do I—without power tools—clean up those end grain saw cuts? I’ve tried a sharp block plane with limited results. Maybe it’s not sharp enough?

Thanks in advance for your help, guys. I’ve gotten so much inspiration from you guys.


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#1 posted 02-07-2014 02:00 AM

What was it cut with, how rough is the cut. Without power tools for end grain, I would use a sanding block.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 02-07-2014 02:05 AM

I used a crappy handsaw from Lowe’s to cut the stock for glue up. I can’t rightly call it a crosscut saw, as it was was awful, but I definitely had to use my hand. And sanding block? Seems like that would take an awful long time.

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#3 posted 02-07-2014 02:11 AM

Yeah that was why I asked how it was cut. If it was cut on a table saw it wouldn’t need that much work.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 02-07-2014 02:14 AM

Sanding blocks will work – you might have to start out with 60 grit paper to shape it and then smooth it with 80, 100, etc. on up the line depending upon what kind of wood it is.

How sharp is your block plane? If it’s not shaving hair, it’s not sharp enough.

-- Steve, Webster Groves, MO "A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."

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#5 posted 02-07-2014 02:21 AM

I’ll touch my plane blade to my fine stone tomorrow and see how that works. I’ll use the sand paper as a last resort.

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#6 posted 02-07-2014 08:19 PM

A sharp block plane, always plane from the edge to center.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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