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Re: Tools: Plane for interior-concave surfaces

: I'd like to know what everyone is using to smooth the inside.
: In the past I've used a mini-grinder with 60 grit and even a
: Japanese shaping plane (c in photo). Two extremes.

: I think I'm going to build a wooden plane using one of my block
: plane blades similar to the above shaping planes but larger.
: I probably need one for tight radiuii and another for wider flat
: areas.

: Has anyone used a pull shave?

Those Japanese planes from Lee Valley are very small. Only 1"x4". It would take a very long time to do the inside of a kayak with one of them.

Charles Robinson