regular bench plane sharpened for end grain ?

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Forum topic by Mambrax posted 09-03-2016 02:33 AM 761 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-03-2016 02:33 AM

Is that possible to sharpen a regular bench plane to be use for end grain ?
if it is possible, what need to be done ?
Thanks for any input.

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#1 posted 09-03-2016 08:44 AM

If it is a metal plane with a common frog angle (45 degrees), all you need do is sharpen the blade extra well. There is nothing more to do. If fact, there is nothing more that you can do.

As it happens, a plane set up like this should have no difficulty planing end grain extremely well. It is only the high angle planes (50 degrees and above) that will struggle a little.

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#2 posted 09-03-2016 12:52 PM

Thanks you for input. Very cool. I will give it a try for sure. Cheers !

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