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
Measuring horizontal length of the
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
Transfer bevel dimension to cutting
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
Removing waste wood.