10 Hand Plane TECHNIQUE Tips

10 Hand Plane TECHNIQUE Tips

Body mechanics, hand positions, pressure, and angles all contribute to your success in using a hand plane. In this video we discuss 10 “technique” tips to make you more effective with your hand tools. But more importantly we focus on why so that you can translate that information to other tools.

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Other Plane Videos:
* Hand Planes are Stupid – https://youtu.be/dzaqmRJHYAk
* Bevel Up Bevel Down Hand Planes – https://youtu.be/WWuFbM2a_Mc
* Hand Plane Cure All – https://youtu.be/h5eJeCv_XJQ
* A Planes Soul – https://youtu.be/C0OgsQNieKI
* Smarter Hand Plane Use – https://youtu.be/Z7YJdbm0mcM

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35 Comments

  1. Thomas Hverring on September 23, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Excellent tips, Shawn! I knew most of them, but you added more knowledge to a couple. I especially liked the one about pointing. It was much more detailed than what I’ve heard before about taking flexibility out of your wrist. Very interesting!

  2. Matt Lile on September 23, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Love that you share the passion .

  3. Larry Wilson on September 23, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Thanks for the awesome tips video!

  4. Hugh Chewb on September 23, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Great tips!

  5. TWC on September 23, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Great tips Shaun. Iā€™m curious, what is your preference of product for removing pitch from your plane bottom or blade?

  6. David Neale-Lorello on September 23, 2022 at 12:39 am

    So, "sharpen the blade" is kind of like "turn your computer off and on again" it sounds like. šŸ˜œšŸ˜‚šŸ‘šŸ»
    Seriously, great tips — Thanks!

  7. Ed Jones on September 23, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Your timing for this video is perfect. I plan on starting woodworking again and wanted to learn how to use a plane. Thank you!

  8. Eric Menefee on September 23, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Doin the hand plane shuffle. šŸ˜…

  9. Erik The Viking on September 23, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Great tips! Now I know why some of my edge planing doesn’t turn out flat. Improper technique with my fingers providing too much side to side leverage.

  10. bobhoyer on September 23, 2022 at 12:44 am

    I love when your so passionate with hand tools … Love this video

  11. Derek Smith on September 23, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Feeling the blade to train my fingers. Wow, brilliant! Once that skill is developed I can see how much of a timer saver that would be. Thank you!

  12. Chris Garland on September 23, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Common sense advice, from start to finish, as usual: thanks a lot for another really helpful video! I’ve been a woodworker for many years, but I always get something new and valuable from your content. Keep it up!

  13. Ian Pearse on September 23, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Great share, thanks.

  14. gA on September 23, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Fantastic tips Shawn thank you again.

  15. Billy Burt (The Messy Studio) on September 23, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Great tips, Shawn!

  16. Haydn45 on September 23, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Hi Shaun. Thank you for a great video.
    Can I ask please: how tight is the cap iron on your low angle jack plane? I often struggle to get this part right. Thanks cheers Alan

  17. mystang 89 on September 23, 2022 at 12:51 am

    I’d be interested in a video on wood planes please

  18. Vasileios Bitas on September 23, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Fantastic insights, and wonderful explanation as well. Always a pleasure to see someone who has actually been a teacher, explaining things with solid paradigms. This is what truly makes you stand out, and why I anyways love watching your videos. Thank you

  19. Cindy Harrison on September 23, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Just wanted to say thanks great explanation šŸ‘

  20. Clinton Lemon III on September 23, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Interesting! Thanks!

  21. rick waddell on September 23, 2022 at 1:02 am

    have not seen you in some time. I thought you had dropped out of YouTube. You are an awesome teacher and am glad I have found you again. You deserve a far larger subscriber base.
    You are the best.

  22. Billy Mayo on September 23, 2022 at 1:14 am

    I was always taught growing up to only use the little finger and ring finger when using a handsaw and a plane. "Let the tool do the work". When you use all four fingers, you take control away from the tool.

  23. Hassan Al-Mosawi on September 23, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Thanks for sharing those tips!

  24. alan g k on September 23, 2022 at 1:15 am

    What happen to "point your finger" rule later in the video?

  25. 10 Fingers Woodworking on September 23, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Great info. Thanks.

  26. Adam Crowley on September 23, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Thanks Shawn,
    The way you described these make it seem like pure common sense, yet I never thought of these that way before

  27. Cosmin on September 23, 2022 at 1:21 am

    You say tote quite a few times starting at 6:30, but I think you mean the knob. I think, don’t kill me.

  28. Michael Leuthner on September 23, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Thank you so much. Great content! Very helpful!

  29. Tom Hargreaves on September 23, 2022 at 1:23 am

    T’was worth the effort!

  30. awldune on September 23, 2022 at 1:23 am

    good tips

  31. Ward Wilson on September 23, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Thanks, Shawn. I learned a lot

  32. Daria Mindowski on September 23, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Thanks a lot…really good tips!

  33. Jack Thompson on September 23, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Great teaching points.

  34. Jim Hyslop on September 23, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Great tips, thanks! I find it much easier to remember things if I understand why I’m doing it that way.

  35. Ryan Mills on September 23, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Great tips, thanks for the video. Best quote "Our entire purpose as wood workers is to dull blades."

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