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#1 posted 06-11-2016 10:28 PM

Lightly Wax or oil the sole of the plane for smoother/easier use. Also make sure you are planing the right direction; Obviously with the grain but also with the direction of fibers. You don’t want to plane into “splinters”. You can look at the side of the board to see how the grain runs. You don’t want to plane into the grain.

Direction of plane———> side grain like this //////

Not like this \\\\\\\\

Slightly camber the iron is good advice too and flatten the back of the iron too.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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