Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'card scrappers'

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Trestle Table #15: Flatten Table Top

09-29-2016 03:17 AM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

It has been about a week since I glued my cherry hardwood table top together. As you might remember if you have followed my blog, I also make clamping cauls that I used during the top glue up. Even though I used these cambered cauls I still had some ridges at the jointed edges. I intended to use only my #6 bench plane and my #4 smoother to flatten both sides of my table top. I began that process and quickly wished that I owned a low angle jack plane. I was tempted. What I did do was to ...

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Rocking Chair: An Online Course #4: Convex Curves: Does Anyone Here Recommend Compass Planes?

02-16-2016 03:41 PM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I am working on my back legs for this rocking chair. The concave or outside curves are straight forward in shaving and smoothing the curves; using a block plane or hand plane works great. I initially used my pattern with a flush router bit. Now I am using hand planes, spokeshaves and card scrappers to match the two legs. Where I need help is with the convex curves; those inside curves. My spokeshave has been helpful, but I am wondering if I should add a compass plane to my toolse...

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