Skill Builder While The Smoothing Plane Excels At Preparing Face Grain The Block Plane With Its Special Set Of Features Is A Necessity For Working On The Toughest Cuts Of Them All…End Grain
Skill builder while the smoothing plane excels at preparing face grain the block plane with its special set of features is a necessity for working on the toughest cuts of them all…end grain is post about Magazine bookmarked by alexander with ID 1774507170 was uploaded on 05-01-2019 and has been viewed 168,838 times.
Low-Angle Block Plane Photos by Ray Pilon The low-angle block plane is a fine tool used for cleaning up end grain after cutting a board to length, for removing the arris, for shaping of outside curves, and for cutting angles such as an under-bevel on the bottom side of a board.
It differs from the more common smoothing plane in that it has an adjustable mouth, no cap iron, and the blade is installed bevel up.The iron has a primary bevel of 25° and a bed angle of about 12°.
The attack angle, that is to say, the angle at which the blade enters the wood, is the total of the bevel angles, plus the bed angle, or roughly 37 to 39°.The relatively low angle is well suited to cutting end grain.
Hardwood fibres are aligned longitudinally with the length of the board like a bundle of straws.If you try to cut the end of the bunch of straws with a plane bedded at a higher angle, the blade tends to dive between the straws and into the work.
The 37° attack angle of the low-angle block plane attacks the stack of straws from the side, which reduces tearing, and provides...