Reply To: Where to start planing? Welcome! › Forums › General Woodworking Discussions › Woodworking Methods and Techniques › Where to start planing? › Reply To: Where to start planing? 17 May 2022 at 3:22 pm #760130 Gabriel LopezParticipant Colin, Well that definitely makes sense. A wide flat surface would be ideal as a reference. Just thought the edge might be easiest to flatten and make square with having a smaller surface area. Switching over to hand tools has definitely been a challenge. Fun but also frustrating.