Hand Tools

Subject:
Dredging the canal of my memory
Response To:
Re: Making moldings ()

Jim Matthews
My memory isn't reliable.

I recall Matt Bickford saying that for beginning students, stock choice was easily as important as setting the plane properly. Buy half again more linear feet than you need to account for stock twisting, inclusions or accidental damage.

Shavings should make a sound like ripping cotton tee shirts in half.
It's NOT the same as a finish plane, and close to what a scrub plane sounds like.

I wish I could be more specific, but there's no substitute for experience.

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