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  1. Fahraynk on January 23, 2023 at 3:56 am

    I have a low angle I am learning to use. When I plane pine its fine but
    when I plane oak end grain it does not plane smooth just brings up grit
    and fine particles) even after a fresh sharpen.
    I am only sharpening to 6000 grit. If I strop with leather or get a 8000 grit stone will it fix this problem? I heard there was some grain that you can not plane but I doubt oak?

  2. The guy who doesn't get sarcasm on January 23, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Lovely tutorial – I have come to the conclusion that I was planing the end grain on my piece just fine – it’s just a bastard of a job!

  3. holohulolo on January 23, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Do the low angle block planes make it a lot easier to plane end grains as opposed to the larger hand planes? Is it possible to achieve the same result with say a no.5?

  4. deanelliott100 on January 23, 2023 at 4:27 am

    Thank you but I’m struggling with my block plane jamming with wood as soon I use it 🙁

  5. randomrazr on January 23, 2023 at 4:35 am

    i have a wooden cutting block made with end grain. can i use a powered cordless planer on its lowest angle to slowly flatten it?

  6. Allan van der Merwe on January 23, 2023 at 4:37 am

    Same with me. My block plane just wont do it.
    But i have no problems with my normal no4 stanley.

  7. Dean Laabs on January 23, 2023 at 4:41 am

    Yes, I agree. All that sanding in unnecessary. To be sure the blade used in the video created a clean finish that accentuated the beauty of the end grain. Please note that this tutorial was originally published specifically for students of the seventh grade, helping them gain a deeper appreciation of the issues they would confront in planning the end grain of their own projects. Over time and with practice, students often produced the intended result using only the block plane. However, student’s who were not able to master this skill in the allotted class time time were encouraged to sand the surface of their project. The project was ultimately painted, and sanding achieved a satisfactory result.

  8. Yinon Sofer on January 23, 2023 at 4:47 am

    Great tutorial!! Thank you

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