⚙️ EPISODE #198: We’ve all struggled at one time or another with getting a hand-plane to work well. Most are beat up from misuse and sadly, never reach their intended potential. In this episode I share my methods for getting the most out of the ubiquitous block plane. A well-tuned block plane can feel like an extension of your hand, effortlessly shaping and shaving wood fibers at will. And be honest, who doesn’t want that? I also show you both my cheap and pricey models which reside together in my tool cabinet, and how they work in beautiful harmony together.
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⚙️ RELATED VIDEO CONTENT
• How to Sharpen, Tune, and Use a Handplane: https://youtu.be/utgqRRQeBok
• How to Use Handplanes Effectively: https://youtu.be/qE1HGDmcw8E
• Handplaning Flat Surfaces: https://youtu.be/zEtJ2r8WvX4
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LIVE EVENTS are filmed in the shop of Tom McLaughlin, host of TV’s Classic Woodworking and Shop Night Live. Tom loves to pass on the craft of woodworking by creating projects to present in live video form backed by his over 30-years of experience making fine custom furniture.
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