Tricks of the Trade

A Simple Toothing Plane

By Kari Hultman
Pages: 16-17

From the October 2011 issue #192
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For 35 years I’ve used toothing planes on veneers, especially ones with swirling grain. With sawn veneers, the toother is the fastest way to make them flat (but not smooth). The pattern made by the plane increases the gluing surface by almost double.

VIDEO: Tricks-in-Action shows you a free video of one of this issue’s tricks in use in our shop. Watch “A Simple Toothing Plane” – as well as a few of our other favorites.
WEB SITE: Visit the new Tricks of the Trade page online.
BLOG: Tricks editor Kari Hultman writes about woodworking on her blog, The Village Carpenter.
IN OUR STORE: “601 Woodshop Tips & Tricks,” by Graham McCulloch.

From the October 2011 issue #192
Buy the issue now