Mantle and surround- Cherry breastplate planing trouble
So I have not really used planes in years, and recently bought a No 5 and No 4 for this project. I have a nice piece of cherry with cathedral grain I want to use for the breastplate over the fireplace. I spent too long today at this with both the Jack and the smoother planes, because no matter which way I go I seem to get tear-out. I sharpened the irons and all, but I can’t seem to eliminate the snipe, or chatter, or whatever it’s called. Does anyone have any tips for dealing with this grain? Is this where a card scraper comes in?
I put some Osmo on it and you can see some of it in the photos. Any pointers (aside from by sandpaper) would be appreciated.