Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Another wooden plane question

David Weaver
can't comment on what was historically done, but I would look to common planes to guess what was used, and the coffin smoother works just as well as a stanley for fitting and working small areas. At least in relative comparison.

When you get into much harder woods, it gets easier to do faster work with a metal plane, but for typical drawer materials (pine, poplar, soft maple, chestnut, etc) I can't imagine any issue with a coffin smoother.

Since your latest drawers are ash with grain going all over the place, I think most people would do better with adjustment and cap iron set with a stanley for that.

Messages In This Thread

Another wooden plane question
Re: Another wooden plane question
Only guessing (a SWAG)
© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.

WOODCENTRAL, P.O. BOX 493, SPRINGTOWN, PA 18081