scrub plane 02The scrub plane is is designed to “make the rough places plain.” The cutter is narrower than the bench plane so that thick shavings from a flat surface do not overpower the power source, once referred to as “potato power” by John Gardner, the wooden boat revivalist. The shape of the cutter is interesting in its curved edge, again for preliminary facing of a rough board. The result is a series of furrows, or waves, across the board. This is what a Windsor chair seat feels like on its underside. It reminds the modern woodworker of an earlier day before mechanical power whenever he pulls his chair up to the table.