A standard drawback with chopping instruments comparable to marking gauges and plow planes is that the cutter typically wanders with the grain. To forestall this, strive working in sections beginning close to the tip of the lower and shifting your place to begin again every time. This fashion, if the device wanders on anyone move, you’ll realign it for an additional brief move and the error shall be very small. With a plow airplane, begin on the far finish of the board, getting an increasing number of of the run near its closing dimension earlier than taking full cuts entrance to again. With a marking gauge, begin on the close to finish and work backward.
—JOHN COFFEY, Locust Valley, N.Y.
Illustrations by Dan Thornton
From Wonderful Woodworking subject #289