Q: What’s the best way to chamfer end grain with a block plane? My edges look torn out and uneven. Don Riley, Missoula, MT A: Aim for an even facet on the chamfer, which you can check by shining a raking light across it. To ensure consistency along all of the corners, tuck a finger or two under the sole of the plane to act as an angle guide. By keeping my fingers in the same spot, I can chamfer the same angle on edge grain and end grain, like when chamfering around the four sides of a tabletop.
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