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close this bookPlaning out - Course: Manual Woodworking Techniques. Trainees' Handbook of Lessons
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View the document1. Purpose and Application of Planing
View the document2. Construction and Mode of Action of the Planes, Types of Planes
View the document3. Preparations for Planing
View the document4. Planing of Wide Faces
View the document5. Planing of Narrow Faces
View the document6. Planing of End-grained Narrow Faces (Sectional Areas)
View the document7. Planing of Profiles

6. Planing of End-grained Narrow Faces (Sectional Areas)

Planing of narrow faces of end-grained wood places special demands on the trainees; it is effected by means of the double plane (long narrow faces are planed by the trying plane) with:

- sharp plane iron,
- precisely adjusted thickness of shavings.

Rectangular narrow faces of end-grained wood are planed by short planing pushes from the two outer sides inwards.

Do not push the plane too far beyond the centre of the face otherwise the fibres would tear out!


Figure 28 Working directions for planing of narrow faces of end-grained wood


Figure 29 Tearing out of wood fibres when handling the plane incorrectly

The flatness and squareness to all sides of the narrow face are checked by:

- an applied straightedge
- a 90° steel square placed against the wide and narrow faces.

Inclined narrow cut faces are worked only in the direction of the ascending wood grain.


Figure 30 Working direction for planing of inclined narrow cut faces