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MrRon

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05-13-2019 06:36 PM

When I do a project either for myself or for others, I make sure all sharp edges of the project are well rounded to prevent injury. Nothing worse than a customer getting cut on a sharp edge or corner. You could potentially get sued by today’s law suit mentality.


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#1 posted 05-15-2019 06:10 PM

You can just break the edge, and get the same effect. Once that sharp is gone, no matter how small a margin, a lot of potential goes with it. Using either a hand plane, or sandpaper I can go around something faster than you can find the router bit, much less set it up at the proper height.

But yes, a sharp edge can be problematic, though if nothing is done at all, general use usually rounds/blunts them over. It just doesn’t do it as uniformly.

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#2 posted 05-15-2019 09:46 PM

I mentioned this because I am the one getting cut by sharp edges and corners, so I guess others could be also. I fell one time against a sharp edge of wood and a splinter was driven into the palm of my hand. The splinter was about an inch long and so deep that I couldn’t get it out. The palm is now healed, but the splinter is still there. To remove the splinter now, would require surgery.

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#3 posted 05-15-2019 10:04 PM

i have no problem with sharp edges because everything i make has a round over or bevel of some sort,i dont like square edges period,it’s rare when i do.

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#4 posted 05-16-2019 12:24 AM

I use a block plane or ROS to ease most arisses. Though i do really like my Slickplane for this purpose to wherever it fits. Highly recommend one if you don’t have one, plus get the chamfer blades to go with it. You won’t regret it.

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#5 posted 05-16-2019 12:54 AM

A set of these work well, when they are sharp ( this set is not right now) and go with the grain or they will dig in. I run 250 or 300 emery cloth a couple of times over the pointed corners to break the sharpness.

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#6 posted 05-16-2019 01:03 AM



A set of these work well, when they are sharp ( this set is not right now) and go with the grain or they will dig in. I run 250 or 300 emery cloth a couple of times over the pointed corners to break the sharpness.

- Carlos510

Good to know, my local shop carries some veritas ones, actually fairly inexpensive for a veritas tool.

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#7 posted 05-16-2019 01:43 PM


A set of these work well, when they are sharp ( this set is not right now) and go with the grain or they will dig in. I run 250 or 300 emery cloth a couple of times over the pointed corners to break the sharpness.

- Carlos510

Good to know, my local shop carries some veritas ones, actually fairly inexpensive for a veritas tool.

- SMP


ive ruined many an edge with those,stopped using them years ago.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 05-16-2019 02:08 PM


A set of these work well, when they are sharp ( this set is not right now) and go with the grain or they will dig in. I run 250 or 300 emery cloth a couple of times over the pointed corners to break the sharpness.

- Carlos510

Good to know, my local shop carries some veritas ones, actually fairly inexpensive for a veritas tool.

- SMP

ive ruined many an edge with those,stopped using them years ago.

- pottz


Like I said keep them sharp and go with the grain. They are quick and easy as long as you don’t try to do the deeper cuts that a router should do.

-- "If time is money, then I need a loan" , http://www.hobbyworkshopprojects.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 05-16-2019 06:16 PM

I also have some Japanese and Chinese little planes which do corner rounding. I find them easier to use than the Veritas cornering tools, but not without problems when there is grain reversal . Also, there is a Japanese adjustable chamfer plane I like.

Search eBay for “wiping angle plane”. Strange name, but that’s the way they translate it.
Also search for “mentori kanna”. But apparently that term includes several types of planes not only rounding.

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#10 posted 05-16-2019 11:14 PM



I also have some Japanese and Chinese little planes which do corner rounding. I find them easier to use than the Veritas cornering tools, but not without problems when there is grain reversal . Also, there is a Japanese adjustable chamfer plane I like.

Search eBay for “wiping angle plane”. Strange name, but that s the way they translate it.
Also search for “mentori kanna”. But apparently that term includes several types of planes not only rounding.

- Ocelot

Interesting, yes I have seen those taiwanese style planes like you mention as i look for other planes, those show in the “people also looked for…” section. I was curious how well they worked but the prices were all over the place, from $20ish for taiwan model to a couple hundred for japanese models. Can you link to one similar to what you have?

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