Reply To: Hand planing cherry stiles and rails

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Colin Scowen
Participant

Yes, this is normal. Knots distort the grain. Keep your plane blade sharp, skew the plane, let shavings build up in the mouth of the plane, go slowly, and don’t get too hung up if you decide to give up trying with a plane and switch to a scraper or sandpaper.

Colin, Czech Rep.