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#1 posted 03-23-2018 12:34 PM

The no. 6 “fore plane” ( originally intended to be used with a curved blade to hog off wood across the grain ) actually has better use today with the blade sharpened square and used as a jointer. As such it’s a good compromise between the no’s 5 and 7.

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