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Forum topic by Sludgeguy posted 02-06-2018 04:00 PM 444 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-06-2018 04:00 PM

I needed to true up a piece of cherry and didn’t have an edge plane or very good hand plane skills. Clamped a square piece of oak on a Bailey No. 5 and it worked surprisingly well.

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#1 posted 02-06-2018 09:28 PM

That’s what’s called ingenuity. Great tip.

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#2 posted 02-07-2018 01:22 PM

I have done the same thing in the past. Eventually the training wheels can come off, just takes practice.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 02-07-2018 02:28 PM

edge planes are under-rated.

machos tend to say “you don’t need that, you can do it by blah blah blah.” yeah you can, more slowly, innacurately, and iteratively.

plane, check it, plane, check it, plane, check it. and then you may need to joint it again.

edge plane for the win.

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#4 posted 02-07-2018 02:53 PM

Great idea

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