I am still learning about different wood types and learning quickly how they respond to machine and hand tool work. At the moment I am using hard maple on a project and finding it very challenging to plane by hand.
I am getting lots of tear out from most angles. I am using standard or low angle planes. Is this a scenario where a high angle frog is required or is this a difficult wood to plane generally? It doesn’t strike me as being highly figured. Any guidance would be welcomed.