Now the panel raising plane
does itís work, starting with the cross grain edges.
This plane works well across the grain because it has a
steeply skewed blade. Which also means it is hard to
Using the panel raising plane.
Raising the center creates
a shadow line which makes the panel look a bit smaller
Panel showing shadow line.
The final step is rabbiting
the back of the panel to the line. This M-F 85 has the
fence set to cut a quarter inch wide relief and the
depth stop set to stop at my line. Since the raised
portion of the panel is angled, the edge tenon is
tapered so I will make this a little less than a quarter
inch thick to make it easier to fit the frame groove.
Rabbiting the back side.
The finished panel came out
fairly well though I had trouble with the panel raising
plane. I believe the blade is not bedding flat inside
the body which causes the blade to flex slightly and
chatter. The wedge also loosens too easily which causes
the blade to fall out. Iím working on it.
And it does fit the frame.
See how all those shadow lines make the panel look like
something other than a flat board.
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