Hand Plane Basics | DIY High Angle Blade
Hand Plane Basics | DIY High Angle Blade
Hand Plane Basics – DIY High Angle Blade. In this video Rob Cosman shows you how to make your own high angle plane blade to deal with those difficult figured wood situations
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Thank you for a very helpful video.
Would you consider doing a video where you joint boards for a panel glue-up? I don’t own a power jointer, but I needed to do this a few weeks ago. It went…poorly.
If you have already made that video, my apologies.
Thank you for this I can’t believe the success I’ve had using a blade that was about to go in the bin now it’s been altered to your specifications.
Thanks for this video. BTW – your website says that you are sold out of these blade sets. Question: what about putting the chip breaker on cutting an edge on the blade so that it matches the chip breaker? this seems like extra work up front but could be better going forward as the edges of the blade and chip breaker would be one fat edge and in theory the chip breaker would never need to be polished again.
I recently thought I would need a HA blade for some Zebrawood and Purpleheart, but I managed to get both types of wood to a reflective surface with just a really good sharpening and really tightening down the throat on my WR 5-1/2. Still would like to try out one of those pre-ground HA’s your crew sells, just to see what it would be like.
Good video Rob and crew!
Hi Rob, can I just ask why you are not using the Trend 1000 diamond stone anymore???
Great video. I tried this after watching an earlier video of yours. I now have 2 blades for each of my go-to planes (a 6 and a block plane).
Микрохирургия для лезвия =)
Looks like I’ll be buying a plane iron to modify and try this technique. Thanks for that diagram showing the angles.
Would a scraper iron also be useful for this and even a bit easier to push through or would that only add its own list of complications?
Hi Rob, I initially thought you ment to change the original primary bevel to a higher angle but now I see that you are putting a new angle on the BACK of the blade. So does that mean you can’t use the ruler trick?
complete shock Rob owns a sharpening jig !!!
i wish i had seen a vid like this or specificaly your diagram about a year ago. i eventually figured it out myself but that picture would have made all of the difference in my methodology. thanks again for all you and the team do. so glad to see PHP able to have classes again and i loved the live stream with the vets
Thanks for the great idea.
Can the 20deg back bevel be done entirely w/ the honing guide on the 300grit diamond stone? I don’t have access to a grinder, but am about to flatten my bench and saw you used a high-angle for that project. Thanks Rob!
From pretty much I the beginning of my woodworking journey you’ve always been the best resource for doing things the very best way. A long time ago I did you online workshop building a bench. Unfortunately I never got to finish it. But I use what I was able to build. I’ll admit though I’m always jealous of that vice! Thanks for your wisdom, Rob!
I’m curious if the back bevel can replace the purpose of the chip breaker. I watched a Japanese experiment with the chip breaker, if I remeber it correctly, the chip bcreaker’s setup is 60° and 80°, and that’s on top of the 45° blade! It was amazing to see chip breaker in action with that zoomed in video.
Never thought I’d live to see the day where Rob uses a sharpening jig 😜. Love your content man!
Rob for your next video can you do some reviews including tips and tricks for sharpening and or creating a burr for your scraper planes including the lie Nielsen 112 and the cabinet scraping plane? I know they prob don’t get as much use vs your 5 1/2 but would be cool to see your thoughts on it! Cheers!
Interesting technique to set the blade protrusion in the jig. Thanks for the video.
Hi Rob, I know you’re not a lover of the "low angle" Jack Plane, but wouldn’t that be an easier way to achieve the higher angle? Just grind the blade to your required angle minus 20 degrees.
Thanks, excellent instruction! Gonna make me one of these!
Great taking to you today, thanks for the call, it made my day.
Great video Rob. That piece of Figured Bastogne Walnut looks really familiar!!!😉
Hello Rob, thank you for a nice video, as always. In one of your future videos could you please talk about when and how to use scraping planes. I just got Veritas scraping plane (item 05P2901) from Lee Valley Tools as a present, not sure how to tune it and what is the best application for such a plane. Thank you in advance.
I suppose this comes down to where you want to spend your time and money. You’re either going to buy a quality grinder that will provide you consistent results along with additional plane blades, or you’re going to buy a completely separate dedicated plane with a high angle frog, or a high angle frog to swap out in your planes. I don’t have a grinder, so I purchased a high angle frog with one of the planes I purchased from Lie Nielsen and have it in my 5-1/2 but can swap it out as necessary. Great video, though, and I’ll remember this if I do eventually purchase a grinder and have additional blades to grind per your recommendations.
Thank you. I have always wondered about how to sharpen it again and what to do with the back bevel.
I literally thought you should do this video
Great demonstration Rob, thanks.
I wonder for the actual planning itself would it be more beneficial to use a 4 or 3 with the smaller base?
I love the video, but i beleave the title and thumbnail are not helping to understanding what the video is about. Mabe something like "how to transform your plane in to a high angle plane". Congrats for your work. And thank you.
Rob, that is a very wide back bevel. Surely it only needs to be a micro in size – enough to raise a wire on the bevel face? After all, that is how you tell when the face bevel is properly honed. All I have done in the past is use a guide to raise a wire, polish it, and done. No grinding necessary. Regards from Perth, Derek
Great Video Rob. I’ve been doing this for years with one of my standard Stanley planes dedicated as a high angle plane. about a year ago I got a "low angle" jack plane that I love because I can have a dedicated blade for it that is set up with a high angle without having to put a second bevel on the opposite side of the plane.
Hi Rob. Why do you in America put the planes on the workbench with the chisel on the workbench. Isn’t it much better to put the planer on its side? so it stays sharp longer. Greetings Harm from Holland. I was taught this before. 😀👍🏼
Why not just turn a regular blade upside down. They are usually ground at 25 degrees, but easily ground, honed and stropped at 20 degrees.
Just use Lie-Nielsen planes and buy their extra 50 or 55 degree frogs. No need for extra blades and chip breakers. Keep sharpening your blades the same as ever and avoid all that mucking around.
If you liked this check out our related video "How to Prevent Tear-Out: https://youtu.be/dWObHqHRMas
Nice video Rob. If you paint the edge with a sharpy marker you can easily see where you are touching the stone and where you are not
Why no more Trend Diamond stone?
I bought one of these blades from you and it definitely gets a finish on figured wood I would not have gotten otherwise. I would not want to use it a lot because of the effort required but I consider it a must have tool.
Love the chart. The more visual aids the better for me. Good one.
I don’t own a grinder, but I’m guessing that this could be done reasonably quickly with a file and a jig to get the rough angle? I mean adding another 20 minutes or so to the process. Or would the edge be too delicate to be filing?
Will it be easier to push if you reduce the angle of the primary bevel on the underside? With 25 to 30 degree on the underside and extra 20 degree on the back, it’s a 45 to 50 degree blade and that’s almost dull.