This lessons objectives:
The main things to watch out for in this step is breakout on the mitres that run perpendicaular to the component you are planing. For this reason, you will need to work in from both sides of the plinth and take care not to plane unsupported grain. More importantly, make sure your plane is sharp and well set up! The supporting resources below will help with that.
Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.
You really do not want to be getting tearout at this stage of the project, so using a sharp blade at this stage is incredibly important! If you need a reminder on how to sharpen a plane blade, including producing a cambered edge, this lesson will help!
There's no point in having a sharp blade when your plane is setup to produce thick veneers! It's important to take off small amounts at this stage to both prevent tearout and be precise with our material removal. This lesson shows you how to do that.
This is another one of those topics that people feel there isn't much to learn. However once you break down the process of chiselling into subjects such as viewing angles, power transfer and chisel geometry, you open up a whole new can of worms. This is well worth viewing.
Have you got the plans yet?
The Student Series
Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It's a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!