0:35 An overview of bench planes
4:35 The parts of a bench plane
12:50 Identifying types of steel
17:30 Sharpening the plane iron
24:14 Lapping the sole
26:05 Modifying the castings
31:20 Testing the tuned bench plane
Author/craftsman Nick Engler unpacks a cheap bench plane from Harbor Freight and Salvage which, at first glance seems to be a reasonable copy of a Stanley No. 4. But there are so many hidden problems that this unpacking video quickly becomes a quest to re-make this tool as it should have been made in the first place. While Nick positively recommends that you NOT buy this plane, he does show how to overcome almost every problem that you’re likely to run into when tuning a new plane or restoring an old one. For more woodworking information of the printed variety, visit the Workshop Companion General Store at https://workshopcompanion.selz.com . Get one of Nick’s books FREE just for visiting!
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