I started cleaning up the stock I got for the moulding piece that wraps around the bottom of the chest. Its obviously straight grained and joy to work with compared to the twisty, turney grain in the other boards. It’s smaller size and ease of working made it an easy evening project.
So the beauty of having an ugly plane that you’re going to use to do rough work is that you don’t have to spent much time cleaning it up. So i didn’t.
I did however, camber the blade .. with my Tormek. I know scandalous. 😉 What would Schwarz say??
I used a wooden template to create a consistent camber and, frankly, I thought it worked pretty well.
After about 10 minutes, I had a nice camber that I was able to hone in about 30 seconds. If you look close you can see where I colored the primary bevel with marker so I could see the honed edge.
The results, and nicely scalloped, but flat board.
Conclusion, this plane will work just fine!
PS. Information on cambering blades
BTW – I don’t a jointer, so I have to flatten my boards before I put them through power planer.