I recently picked up a piece of maple to make a couple of new saw handles. The longer I looked at it though, the less inclined I was to use it like that.
I was at a woodworking group on the weekend and someone was running piles of old drawer parts through the thicknesser. I gave him a hand to speed up the process and scored two thinner pieces of maple for my trouble. For some reason the idea of a scraper plane is stuck in my head for this wood, I’ll let you know how I go