|Forum topic by Kiwi2||posted 06-12-2009 06:41 PM||1304 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
06-12-2009 06:41 PM
My problem is with tearout (TO) on a board I am preparing for glue to make a mission table top. The tearout is situated all around a knot, this in it’s self I understand is not unusual, but I have run out of solutions for this board.
I am using Doug Fir and have jointed and planed this board which came out with the tear out around the knot ( newly sharpened blades in the jointer and planer). The TO is too deep to sand or scrape at this point. So I took the approach that I would hand plane out the TO with my Bailey #7. It has a brand new Hock blade, lapped flat and is taking whisper thin transparent curly shavings. No matter what angle I attack it from, I still get TO, both on the board and in my hair. (can’t afford to loose anymore of that !)
Since I am relatively new to wood working, do I have anymore options with this? Am I using the wrong techniques for hand planing or should I be using a different technique/tool for the job? Is this one of those woods and situations that could only be fixed by a drum sander, as this wood and knot cannot be planed due to the grain around the knot? Should I just be looking at repairing the TO by filling?
Appreciate any input I can get. Thanks.