Reply To: Hand planing cherry stiles and rails


Looks better! Do you get more of the clogging and accordion-like shaving if you plane a wide face rather than a narrower edge? Notice that the edge and shaving width in the photo are narrower than the opening in the wedge. If things look worse when you take a wider shaving, one that goes across the whole mouth, that may be a hint that the tips of the wedge are involved in catching and folding the shaving. Also, can you take a thinner, lighter shaving? I not, that likely means you need to be a bit sharper. Only being able to take a heavier shaving often is an indication of sharpness. (Of course, when doing actual work, we often want heavier shavings!)