Hand Tools

Faster for short bits
Response To:
Why not plane ()

David Weaver
The sander is faster when the sticking is short. If I had longer pieces, I think planing would be quite a bit faster, but these are parts of small billets or in the case of the beech, the nose of an old plane split into four billets.

The thing I'm hoping to get from sizing them is freehand skill and eye because I can get an octagonal handle once the chisel is fitted to the handle, but with a pillow shaped profile along the length (so somewhat like the carver style of handle that's on a lot of parers - a cigar shape - but with facets).

The fitting and final sizing of the handle on the sander is more handy than the initial rough planing (a lot like an octagonal pencil, like you say - just drag the billet across a plane to knock the corners off).

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