If your smoothing plane leaves ridges on the surface of your workpiece, even after meticulous sharpening, try adding a slight arc to the cutting edge of the blade, called a crown or camber. Chris Gochnour adds a camber when honing, applying different degrees of pressure to achieve a uniform arc across the cutting edge. This comes in handy for all smoothing planes that are intended to give a final polish to a wood surface, and also excels when cleaning up dovetails and flushing door frames after glue-up. Once you learn this technique, tracks and ridges will be a thing of the past. From Fine Woodworking #222
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In this video, Matt takes some of the lessons learned in episodes 3 & 4 and builds on them to demonstrate the North Bennet Street method for the half-blind, or half-lapped, dovetails on the toolbox drawers.