Guide to Buying a Woodworking Block Plane

Guide to Buying a Woodworking Block Plane

Joshua Farnsworth talks about how to choose a block plane for traditional woodworking. The below link leads to his list of the basic set of hand tools that you’ll need when getting started in traditional woodworking:

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  1. A T H Mostafa on May 10, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    I just got one from lie nielsen rabbit block one , what angle do u sharp it ??

  2. Zach of All on May 10, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Horrible video

  3. signmeupruss on May 10, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    It would be useful to hear you discuss the geometry of plane blade sharpening for the various classes of planes.  How would sharpening a block plane iron compare to sharpening a number 4 sized smoother, for instance.  Is a block plane iron sharpened straight across the blade or mildly cambered like so many of the bench planes.

    I’m just getting my feet wet in the use of hand planes, but I’d like to understand this well enough to recondition flea market finds of all sorts, like those beautiful wood bodied planes as well as the old Stanleys and Records.  Then, I’d like to transition to making my own wooden bodied planes and other tools.  Unfortunately, it’s tough to find concise, systematic  and straightforward sources for this information.

    Your youtube work is great and I thank you for your work.  You have a wonderfully easy style and presence in your videos.  If you are ever wanting for a topic for a video, please consider covering the geometry of iron sharpening for the block and bench planes.

    Thanks, again,


  4. Mario L. on May 10, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    How is this a “guide”? All you’re doing is trying to gain website traffic and if your videos are any indication of your website content, I’m sure most won’t waste any more of their time by visiting.

  5. Lone Wolf on May 10, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    so proud to face plant with absolutely NOTHING of ANY substance to say – what a FKN waste of bandwidth

  6. Sebastiaan Stoffels on May 10, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    this is just a long ad

  7. Jacob Kokura on May 10, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    I came here hoping to hear what you, at the end of the video, told me I had to follow a link to get to. I wish the video had had more substance.

  8. Robert Mielke on May 10, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Sometimes the short, general woodworking videos are the best. I enjoy viewing your videos and respect your advice. I’m new to hand tool woodworking and need all the good advice I can find. Thanks for your effort. – Bob