Hand Plane Basics – Common Planing Errors

Hand Plane Basics – Common Planing Errors

Hand Plane Basics – 7 Common Mistakes. In this video Rob covers the 7 common mistakes folks make when learning to hand plane
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  1. TobiasSebastien on February 15, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Hello, thank you so much for your great videos! I just bought a wood river 5 1/2 due to your recommendations and demonstrations. When dimensioning a board I end up producing a convex shape on every side and I wonder if I am doing something wrong? You showed here how to fix that, what I did, but how can I prevent that in the first place? Thank you for your help

  2. Ryan Davis on February 15, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Love going through and re watching videos to see if I ever missed any tips! Random question. In the first tip, when showing how to stand.. I noticed you have a couple planes stored on the support beams under the bench.. would the planes, over long periods of time storing it like that sag and become out of flat with the weight of the frog in the middle ? I’ve always wondered how to store them, also when people set there plane on a small wood block so the blade doesn’t dig into the bench I always think that over time it’ll start to sag but I over think things so I need your opinion!

  3. Tony Wright on February 15, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Is this a joke ?

  4. Norm Landes on February 15, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you for this video. You explanations are very articulate and make so much sense. Right now, I am hand milling rough cut timber and could use any tips on how to approach this type of planing. Thank you in advance.

  5. Will Patterson on February 15, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    How tdo you play aefsef\\\\\=

  6. Kon Ming yew on February 15, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    I actually hav a problem as when i added the woodriver no5 1/2 into the cart and putting my shipping address, they wrote we dont ship it to this address. Very sorry, is there a way to rectify this.

  7. nurhainibs on February 15, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    I always create a belly in the middle. What am i doing wrong?

  8. Murray Potts on February 15, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    You are a good teacher Rob. And love your work with vetrans. As I am an Australian vetren as is my son. And curently puting to gether a leson plan with the view of coaching vetrans battling mental health issues.
    Have noted your clamp rack looks interesting it would good if you could give us a better look at it?

  9. Jonathan Klopman on February 15, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    I get the feeling that Rob has done this before….

  10. Chris Sekely on February 15, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    I like hand planing (not good at it, don’t do it much, but like it). However, is there a place for hand planing in a production shop (with a 24" planer and large sudo-industrial sanders, yet where random orbital hand sanders are also used)? I would welcome any thoughts-for or against.

  11. Padmini Muthukumar on February 15, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Excellent class. Very instructional and easy to follow. Thakyou

  12. Kon Ming yew on February 15, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    do you ship to malaysia Rob

  13. Chuck G on February 15, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Having now watched many of Bob’s videos which are very good, it’s clear that Bob has a wood shavings fetish. He never picks up a plane without making a pass or two and then going all touchy feely playing with the shavings. Clearly he is in his element.

  14. TheBluealan2000 on February 15, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    More brilliant tips and tricks, thank you. I am guilty of a few of these crimes against a flat surface!

  15. Kon Ming yew on February 15, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Hi rob do you have a discount code for buying a woodriver hand plane

  16. Brian Thorstad on February 15, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    First timer, impressed, subscribed

  17. Robert Underdunk Terwilliger on February 15, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    I suspect not only the blade needs to be sharp, but having a flat bottom on the plane too. Good video!

  18. Evan Kees on February 15, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    1st marine div patch 🤘

  19. Nicolas Pillot on February 15, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Mistake #7 : why does the bump appears ? Top vidéo, thanks

  20. Steven Kelly on February 15, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Some really really good tips there, some of which I wouldn’t even have considered before. Very useful video!

  21. Kon Ming yew on February 15, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    im from malaysia by the way

  22. Kev James on February 15, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    This was the missing link Rob. Your sharpening technique has revolutionised my woodwork but I struggled with planing as precise as you demonstrate . Since this video it’s such a difference. Love these video bites brilliant. Followed you for years learnt so much from you. Thank you for your teachings

  23. Jody Perkins on February 15, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Hello Rob, I’d say I’m new to wood working since I haven’t messed with it much since highschool +/- 25 years ago. I like your videos and find them very helpful. I’ve recently been looking at Woodriver planes on woodcraft.com. What size plane would be the best one to start with for small scale hobby/entry level wood working? Does woodcraft offer the plane prep service that you do?

  24. Robin Marwick on February 15, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks Rob very helpful video.

  25. David Thompson on February 15, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Rob, on YouTube, 11 Jan 2014, Bench heights and planning Technique" Paul Sellers. Using a Stanley plane without touching the plane but using a rope he edge and face planes with and against the grain of the wood. He pulls the rope that pulls the plane. A demonstration of a sharp set up plane. Rob, is this a trick or actually true? Seems like a good way to drop a plane on the floor. What do you think?

  26. Jeffrey Shumate on February 15, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    What’s makes you such a pro ?this is what i hate about video s on YouTube. You’re not a pro.noone is a pro.

  27. Foo S. on February 15, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    I’ve watched many videos on hand planes and none of them covered the subjects you have. Thanks for imparting you knowledge!

  28. August Biechy on February 15, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you for your time and creating this helpful video!

  29. Michael Stine on February 15, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Love your videos. Where did u get the pan u use for sharpening. Is it a drip pan or a cookie sheet or what? Thank you.

  30. Buddy Austin on February 15, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Awesome tutorial! I’m about 55 and have been bouncing off woodworking for the past 40+ years.

    I never realized how much I didn’t know.

    Thanks for teaching this old dog some new tricks.

  31. bigpoppa902 on February 15, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Have you thought about your plane wax being in a rectangular tube so it doesn’t roll around the workbench?

  32. Jerry Seeley on February 15, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Excellent video Rob!

  33. David W on February 15, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    beginners should learn to use the cap iron as soon as they learn to plane. 8:00, the comment about massive tear due to starting too deep, with the cap iron set, it’s physically impossible for the plane to tear significantly and too heavy of a cut just makes it impossible to push the plane.

  34. simple man on February 15, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Your dry erase marker trick I do that with a pencil on my sharpening stones when I flatten them to make sure that the whole stone is flat

  35. Mark Burnham on February 15, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks so much for all that you do and teach. As a disabled vet, I really appreciate what you do for veterans.
    Many years ago, I bought a couple WoodRiver planes primarily because of your recommendation. The one I use the most is the #6. I figure it’s close enough to the 5 1/2 that it will work about the same. We’re pretty much of a size, give or take 8". I’m currently working on a project and I decided to try and make this completely by hand including sawing. It’s rough-cut walnut that is a generous 4/4. I chose this because I want the experience. I think I have made ever mistake you mentioned and I found a few more. (Don’t pick a board that is cupped opposite ways on each end, twisted and bowed) The primary thing that I would like to ask is whether or not you have any plans to do a video on a board that is 4 or more feet long? It seems to me that a special skill is required for that. I would also love to hear your thoughts and see you prepare a rough 4/4 board while you take it down to 3/4.
    Again, thank you so much for being so generous in sharing your wisdom

  36. Dreyn 77 on February 15, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Over 80% of planes are stolen, Rob.

    Why are you helping thieves with their new stolen items?

    If you’ve got issues Rob, tell your doctor first.
    We don’t listen to any man, Rob.

    I certainly don’t let you low class idiots tell me what to do.
    We’re more qualified than you Rob.

  37. Padmini Muthukumar on February 15, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Rob can I ask you for an advice. can I use a bevel up 45 iron on a wood river 62 plane(that I bought on your review of it). It does say on the box that it could be used for stock removal. Can you suggest one such iron please?

  38. Kyle Vernon on February 15, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Rob – I’ve really come to love your videos and style of teaching 👌 at first I couldn’t get into your videos for some reason, but I’ve been determined to learn woodworking for the past year, and now I almost exclusively reference your videos alone, because you tend to cover 99% of every issue or question I’ve ever had. And not only do you explain it well, you show everything.

    Thank you very much for your time, and I can’t tell you how much of a better woodworker you’ve made me. You’ve inspired entire generations of people to become woodworkers.

    The reason I came to this video is because I seem to be having and issue where my boards keep ending up looking like I’m planing “downhill” – and what I mean by that is the far end of my board always ends up with too much taken off

    And you didn’t address that issue directly, but just by watching this video thru, and watching your technique, I think I know what I’m doing wrong 👍

  39. Jonathan Klopman on February 15, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    As always-= common sense, technical info based on experience. Well done.

  40. Николай Потужный on February 15, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    After watching one of your videos, I realized that I was very lucky. As you give the material, I can’t tear myself away from the screen. You are a master with a capital letter. May God bless you and your loved ones. Sincerely, Nikolai.

  41. Bill White on February 15, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Best vid on planning yet.  Keep up the good work.

  42. Chicken Dinnerz on February 15, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Thanks for this. I managed to make quite a deep "skin tag" on laminated cabinet top. A 30mm wide section of walnut in between two pieces of oak. I glued them up the wrong way so planing the oak is the wrong way to plain the walnut. Do you have any advice for removing this deep skin tag?

  43. Lars Frandsen on February 15, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    This was the video I have been on the lookout for. Best instructional for what I need. Not surprised; your videos are all good, made by a master. Thanks!

  44. Ralph W Cansler on February 15, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Most Excellent – thanks.

  45. William C Allen on February 15, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    When the board is 8ft long (doing doors) do you walk forwards? Or do you plane, move position, plane, reposition? On end grain, “screeech”, but not every time, and sometimes, even with a freshly sharpened blade. Only happens with my Record No5 plane. Any thoughts?

  46. David W on February 15, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    There are bits of this that are beginner only. The idea of moving your entire body on a board that you can plane mostly extending arms is a beginners method – a more experienced woodworker will do most of their planing in place unless walking or moving is needed. The only thing a beginner needs to execute this is experience as walking the plane when it’s not needed, and standing stiff and rigid is something nobody will do if they do a lot of planing. It’s uncomfortable and not efficient. But a beginner may not have the feel for understanding a longer planing stroke – that’s to be overcome with experience unless planing is going to be little and for not very long.

  47. noel on February 15, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    that’s the orthodox boxer’s stance you would have a good right cross

  48. Master Dan Price on February 15, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Kinda narcissistic

  49. Roberto Fischer on February 15, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Mistake #8: You don’t need to remove the shaving after every stroke

  50. Adam Hansen on February 15, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Hi Rob, thank you for all of your instruction! Question for you: I’m 6’4” and want to build the beginner bench you have talked about. When I buy the plans, do you discuss bench height for different sized people? (It struck me when you were talking about proper mechanics that bench height may play a role for a taller/shorter person). Any suggestions on proper bench height for someone my size to maintain good mechanics? Thanks again!