Stock Prep with Hand Plane vs Jointer/Planer

Stock Prep with Hand Plane vs Jointer/Planer

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  1. The Mo Star on November 12, 2023 at 11:07 pm

    This video was top notch. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Ross Martin on November 12, 2023 at 11:12 pm

    Great video, thank you!

  3. Xiao Huang on November 12, 2023 at 11:13 pm

    How sharp does a plane has to be in order to plane knots ? I use a 1000 grit diamond stone then strop. But whenever I encounter a knot, it doesn’t cut at all

  4. hyphend on November 12, 2023 at 11:15 pm

    educational and therapeutic!

  5. halorail on November 12, 2023 at 11:18 pm

    Great Video

  6. Derf on November 12, 2023 at 11:18 pm

    As someone who is becoming more interested in hand tools, this was one of the most informative video’s I’ve watched yet. Thanks!

  7. Thomas Glessner on November 12, 2023 at 11:20 pm

    Great video. Good narration and great workmanship. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Joshua Reynvaan on November 12, 2023 at 11:28 pm

    I have all the power tools in my shop, except for the jointer, but I hate using them. Working with a hand plane is magic. Listening to you plane that stock is magic. I would watch a full, unedited build of ANYTHING. Please do more of this.

  9. Mitch Stevenson on November 12, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    What a fantastic video!

  10. August West on November 12, 2023 at 11:45 pm

    I was taught to plane diagonally to flatten. Smooth with the grain

  11. gebuh1 on November 12, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    I struggle with keeping my planes set up and sharpened. And so many of edges end up going up or down hill

  12. Random Revelations on November 12, 2023 at 11:47 pm

    Perfect. I have the 735x dewalt, and a dewalt job site saw. No jointer though! I have 7 pieces of 8-10 foot by 7-11” wide by 8/4 thick walnut I have to plane and joint. For this I had to build out a 6 foot out feed table to reduce snipe, and an infeed using rollers. The plan is to use sacrificial pieces before and after each plane to reduce snipe. Then on table saw, yet another out feed table (yet to be built….ugh) to use melamine with factory edge and attach walnut on top to joint one edge, then flip to straight edge to joint other side. $1800 worth of wood and 25 hours of prep just to build a table. I agree on the no dowels or dominos. Way more issues created than solved. Straight stock, bessy pipe clamps and glue with wood bars across to keep it flat. Air dried, kiln dried wood should behave (key word, should) and glue up should work ok.

  13. Sean O'Keefe on November 12, 2023 at 11:49 pm

    LOTS of great suggestions – thank you

  14. Hugo Petry on November 12, 2023 at 11:50 pm

    I’m one of those who like the whole process even if it’s a little long. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Jean luc Vassort on November 12, 2023 at 11:51 pm

    not boring at all Frank, it’s a pleasure & very instructive – Thanks

  16. magans21 on November 12, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    No video has explained this concept better and more clearly , and with comparison to help hand and power guys. Thank you!

  17. BeneWorkshop on November 12, 2023 at 11:58 pm

    Great video Frank, not boring at all! Looking forward to watching the rest of your content. Thank you.

  18. Todd on November 12, 2023 at 11:59 pm

    On the contrary! I really appreciate seeing the whole process. As someone just starting out in woodworking it is beneficial to see all the work. Keep up the awesome content. Love your site

  19. Working Views on November 13, 2023 at 12:03 am

    well done on a tricky board. sharpen well and plane confidently.

  20. Robert Mulkey on November 13, 2023 at 12:04 am

    I like it. Thanks

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