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  Frame and Panel Construction - a prototype, part 1 by Jim Harvey 2 of 12  

The panel raising plane fence has been set to an “about here looks right” distance from the cutter tip. I’m measuring this horizontal distance carefully, maintaining the angle of the bevel.

Measuring horizontal length of the bevel cut.

I will be defining the inside line of the raised area using a cutting gauge. This is necessary, especially on the cross grain sides because the plane does not have a nicker. Here I transfer the measurement from the previous step to the gauge.

Transfer bevel dimension to cutting gauge.

Cut the gauge lines deeply into all four sides of the panel blank.

Cutting bevel extent lines.

Here I have darkened the lines with pencil.

Bevel lines darkened.

One hand tool principle I have learned well is to remove as much material as you can with the blade that is easiest to sharpen. I block plane off wood down to about 1/16 inch from my two lines.

Removing waste wood.

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