Inspired by Bill over at The Slightly Confused Woodworker, this morning I put some sheet abrasive on a piece of dowel, did my best to sharpen my beading plane up, and gave it a try on a piece of scrap Cherry.
I found the plane strange to work. At first it’s clearly cutting a narrow groove, then it doesn’t seem to do much of anything for a while, and finally about the time I think I haven’t got the blade adjusted right or something else is wrong, the curve starts to cut.
Maybe when it starts cutting the outside of the curve it’s cutting so little material it doesn’t feel like I’m doing anything?
Regardless I like the result. It will take some time to figure out how to get the blade adjusted just right. Plenty left to learn.