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sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 22 6:36 am    Post subject: Wood planing oak Reply with quote
    

I have an electric wood plane and I've only every done softwoods with it. Please could someone let me know, do I need a different blade if I'm planing hardwood?

Thank you.

mousjoos



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 1986
Location: VERY Sunny SW France
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 22 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

No, just make sure your knives are sharp.
New knives are a good idea, depending on the nature of the timber.
HTH

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 22 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a little at a time, less each time

during that, work out which direction gives the best result for that section of timber

sharp blades help a lot, electric are usually one attack angle fits everything near enough
hand planes and chisels are more subtle, there are lists of ideal edge angles and shapes for assorted timbers

oak is nice to work with, good choice for first hardwood
educational but forgiving while it educates you about grain and tings

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 22 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thank you for the answer Mous and DPack. I'll sharpen up the blade and take it a little at a time.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 22 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
oak is nice to work with, good choice for first hardwood educational but forgiving while it educates you about grain and tings


We used some chestnut last year, that was very nice to work with and lovely grain

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 22 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

btw nice to see you're still about mousjoos, gave me some good tips when we started messing with wood

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