On my recent cradle build I tried using my handplane to get the "finish ready" surface on the hard maple.
Everything looked great until I applied the water based dye. I got enough grain raising that I had to knock it down with some sandpaper.
I figured I'd check and see how other folks handle this before I begin experimenting.
Is sanding a planed surface after raising the grain the best way to go? Or do folks try to scrape/plane off the fuzzies without cutting too deeply? Or is there some other technique I should try?