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Those that like hand tools would more then likely find one of these useful and now that I have mine back out of the back of a drawer I think I'll be using it more. I went through a hand tool phase but as I got older I didn't find it as much fun as I would like. I still try to do a few hand tool only projects each year to keep in some practice but of late the projects seem to be less and less robust.
So lets start with what this does. It is designed to either round or chafering the edges of a board. It does well on making very small radius or chafering. While adjustable and having the option to have blade sets replaced it does take some effort to do. I do mostly radius cuts but have the other set of blades to use if I want to.
Since the blades were quite cheap during the sale I got another set, not that I ever expect to need them but perhaps a grandson or daughter will. Here is a picture of the two sets:
The plane itself looks like this:
Looking at the sole you can see how that is designed to work on corners:
Of course it is as simple as running along the edge paying attention to grain direction and running with it if you can. The big thing is not to try to take off too much. I like to keep the cuts very light and just break the sharp edge.
Here is an example of a very light cut to do just that:
The hard part is learning to do the adjustments and then having a piece of scrap to do a test on before starting the real project. This is not going to work well if you want a large radius, you can do that with a router but for light cuts like before painting or other finishing it works well.