Final planning is where the final dimension or taper of the rod is created. The strip is setting in a V shaped 60 degree form made by Colorado Bootstrap. The v can be expanded and contracted with a very fine control. The depth dial gauge is used to set the depth of the strips to exact tolerances. The very sharp plane allows me to accurately bring strips down to within .0005 inches. Only the glove lightly holds the strip to avoid damage to me as well as over cutting the strip.
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