I have a number of frames made as
practice exercises for a real job closing off the crawl space in
my house. These were all based on square blanks cut from a
length of 1×8 select pine from Home Depot. I used up all the
spare lumber so for this weblog post I glued up some scraps and
trimmed to 7 1/4 square.
One episode of “The
Woodwright’s Shop” contributed to my panel raising
Panel-Zona” describes several methods, though
my tools don’t match Roy’s.
I have a small panel
raising plane. It is unusual in that it has an
adjustable fence, there is no nicker and no flat area
near the fence, the cut is beveled all the way to the
edge of the work. It may have had some other use in the
past but it works for panel raising. I have since added
brass strips at the main wear points.
My small panel raising plane and the view of its bottom.
Panel blank glued up and trimmed to