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    Roughing by hand...

    In practice, I find planes longer than my forearm unnecessary. What isn't often mentioned is a verification step, using straightedges.

    Search Jim Tolpin on squaring stock, or Bob van Dyke for a well photographed method.

    I start with the cupped side up.
    That gives the plane two points of registration, on each pass.
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    Your shop reset. Jim from Westport, MA here. May I recommend you stop by Yoder hardwoods and seek out instruction before more purchases? That will illustrate what you like to use.

    I also work mostly by hand and find that the Low Angle jack is a rarely used tool.

    A properly tuned #4 is more handy. (I use the ECE wooden body.)
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Millersburg (Holmes County - Amish Country) Ohio
PC Civilian Flight Simulation, Writing Fictional short stories and eating fine chocolate
unemployed/self employed - trying to become a full time woodworker


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