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Posted on How does one tell 'grain direction' for planing...

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OpensideFlanker

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#1 posted 12-19-2018 08:05 PM

I always try to predict the grain but I must admit that sometimes I get it totally wrong and can’t quite figure out how that happened. I can’t speak to power tools but sometimes even when planing seems to be going well, the opposite direction will be even better. That happens more often with planing edges for joinery than it does planing up faces. Often I find it simpler to just take a fine set plane and try both ways.
+1 on marking the direction once you get it right.


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