Working on Back Plate

This maple is quite gnarly in places. I’m doing a small amount each day. It’s hard on the hands, no matter which tool I use. The pull shave removed stock quickly, but it tore out a gnarly area in the lower left. I think the profile will still be fine, but I’m having to be really careful about cut direction with the small planes. Getting this plate to proper shape will take a while – perhaps a week or more of daily work in short sessions.

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