Tuned Out-of-Tune Hand Planes are Useful –

Tuned Out-of-Tune Hand Planes are Useful –

Knowing “how” to tune a tool is important. Understanding “why” opens up options to solutions some of which will improve efficiency, effectiveness, and designs. In today’s tips we explore ways of overcoming “tunes” in both our equipment and skill level by exploring what happens to an Out-of-Tune hand plane.


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  1. Isaac Isaac on July 16, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Wonderful !I never thought about using irons not centered in hand planes.

    If you dont mind,I’d like to suggest videos about plane making.

  2. Danny on July 16, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    That’s good information. Ihave a good library of hand tool wood work books and none of them include some of the info. I also trawl the net for wood working hand tool videos and this is the first I’ve seen some one cover some of the topics you explain in this video. Thank you. You have added some new options to me skill range.

  3. Ed Hazlewood on July 16, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Excellent. Thank you. You are quite a good teacher.

  4. Mark L on July 16, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Very good video. I’ve been using hand planes for years and your video is the first I’ve seen on creating curves and arches like that. Thanks!

  5. Eric Staehlin on July 16, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I love smacking my stuff with hammers. Tends to tune it just right

  6. Art Swri on July 16, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Some great ideas! Thanks for the tricks, very useful?

  7. Adam Crowley on July 16, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks Shawn,

    A very useful video. I never thought about intentionally skewing a plane blade, even though that’s how i have my spokeshave set all the time!

  8. Fearsome Warrior on July 16, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Untune…maybe not using it for too long and forgetting or cleaning and putting back together…Stanley 45 that is every time I take it out.

  9. Maciej on July 16, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    at the end there i was just like "it would be easier with a spoke shave" and then … yeah 😉

  10. Erik The Viking on July 16, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Detuning my smoothing plane was easy – accidentally dropped it on the concrete floor. Whoops – had to put a whole new edge on the blade as it was all jacked up.

  11. ChicagoDon on July 16, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Glad to see old timey knowledge make a comeback. Nice job!

  12. David Matke on July 16, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing all your knowledge! I learned a lot from this video.

  13. Andrey Batyuk on July 16, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    One thing that differentiates Shawn from others is these small mistakes (e.g. "miters, err, joints")- which I assume is because these videos is not scripted… And the quality of content beats those who clearly read the text off the screen.

  14. Lou Cinci on July 16, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Food for thought! Good info. Thanks for sharing.

  15. James Smith on July 16, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Not only is making shavings fun but very gratifying!

  16. Chris Nedbalek on July 16, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    I’m pretty much at the point that whenever I see that you’ve made a video, I just give it a thumbs up. You always produce really excellent content. This was no exception! Very interesting! Your videos on turning for beginners has been priceless for me. Thanks good buddy!

  17. Alf Iversen on July 16, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Great tip!
    Will go for that- as my skills are not laser perfect.
    Also great video, great lighting!

  18. Laura M on July 16, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    This was very interesting and educational, Thank You Shawn! I really enjoy your videos and get a lot of solid information from them. Keep it going!