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2nd plane for bow making?

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Hello. I read older posts on bow making but since they were a long time ago, I think new tools come up. I use the Stanley 9 1/2 for making the stick as 1st plane.

Which plane would be good as second, for details, rounding and final dimensions? 

(Nielsen 101, Ibex flat sole, veritas pocket, kunz 101, herdim flat sole finger plane 18mm etc?)


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For final dimensioning you need to avoid tearout because you don't have enough material left to smooth again without weakening the stick. 

You can get away with a cutting iron if you're real careful with grain direction and scrupulous about sharpening. 

But for the end game, it's more forgiving to switch to scraper planes, both flat bottom and curved bottom (not spooned like an Ibex). 

Do a search for bow makers scraper planes. If you want a quick one stop place that only deals in bow stuff, you can try Lynn Hannings site. Jerry P commissioned a limited run to recreate historic planes he likes. He might have some left. 

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