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Why You Need a Compass Plane

Create smooth curves that are fair to the eye and hand


Long used by shipwrights, carriage builders, and furniture makers, compass planes are still unchallenged when it comes to smoothing long, sweeping curves. They have more mass and momentum than a spokeshave and are faster than sanding. Paul Schurch explains where to buy one and which one to buy, how to tune it up when you bring it home, and how to use it for best results.

From Fine Woodworking #227

From Fine Woodworking #227, pp. 58-63

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