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03-30-2014 12:02 AM

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I currently own the Lie Nielsen 62 plane. I have 2 blades ones sharpened at a low and the other at a high angle. Has anyone tried using their scraper blade? I have considered buying a scraper plane, but if the scraper blade in the 62 is effective I can save up for another tool instead.


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#1 posted 03-30-2014 12:07 AM

If you don’t have a Stanley no. 80 type cabinet scraper
I recommend you acquire one. It has a short sole and
handles on the sides that allow a lot localized pressure.
Because the sole is short you can see what you’re doing
pretty well.

I have one of those L-N low angle jacks. Never used
a scraper blade in it, and never thought I needed
one.

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#2 posted 03-30-2014 12:10 AM

I own 2, one has a Hock blade in it, i am just concerned about keeping everything flat.

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#3 posted 03-30-2014 03:10 AM

The no. 80 cannot force a user to make a hollow. The user
does that. A jack plane is really too long for smoothing.
A smooth plane bedded at 55 degrees or with a 10 degree
back bevel on a standard smooth plane will plane/scrape
most American hardwoods to a reasonably consistent
surface. You might consider the double bevel sharpening
method championed by Brian Burns.

Lots of people try to work through this issue with a drum
sander. I do not recommend it especially since it is a tedious
approach. Stroke sanders are a lot faster.

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