What PLANES do you NEED?
Starting woodworking is a daunting process. What tools do you invest in? What do you need? What the bloody hell does that thing even do?!
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This video clarifies some of the questions asked about planes. I’ll also be covering topics such as chisels and saws in the future.
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My name is Matt Estlea, I’m a 22 year old Woodworker from Basingstoke in England and my aim is to make your woodworking less s***.
I come from 5 years tuition at Rycotewood Furniture Centre and 4 years experience working at Axminster Tools and Machinery where I still currently work on weekends. During the week, I film woodworking projects, tutorials, reviews and a viewer favourite ‘Tool Duel’ where I compare two cometitive manufacturers tools against one another to find out which is best.
I like to have a laugh and my videos are quite fast paced BUT you will learn a lot, I assure you.
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I just used my new LN No.62 LA Jack today for the first time. It’s the first quality plane I’ve bought
for myself. Lie-Nielsen knows how to make outstanding tools, no regrets.
Fantastic video. Right on time for me. I’m in search of the right hand planes for my growing shop. Thank you.
You will be able to do most things with a No. 4 jack (easily the most common), a No 7 jointing plane, a block plane, and scraping plane, and a set of chisels
If someone is specifically getting to guitar building, would your advice change at all?
I quite admire your collection of tools watching your videos it’s quite amazing the amount of things you have accumulated over the years
"It’s not like Pokémon. You don’t have to catch them all." 🤣🤣🤣
I need all the bronze ones! Need them… like a 6-yr old needs a jetpack.
What’s your advice for someone with a collection addiction and has multiple of each?
Great video, have subscribed. UK carpentry videos, get in.
I am getting back into woodworking and enjoying your videos. Do you ever use planes to surface rough lumber? I found that I could use my #7 to flatten one side of a board, but I broke down and got a power planner because it requires lots of effort and skill to thickness plane by hand. Going to watch your "The Chopping Board" videos next.
Thank you 🙂 After hours of browsing the stores I figured out 2 things: 1. I have no idea what I need and 2. sadly my pockets are not deep enough to buy all I like ^_^
Thank you for not giving the typical youtuber answer of “well it depends” I’m a beginner and I don’t always know what kind of work I’m gonna be doing. I’m trying to figure out what I like to build, and getting a straight forward answer of here these are the two to start with was just what I was looking for.
i should have gotten the low angle jack, it is true, it is more versatile, it can smooth and can also be fitted to be a scrub plane.
I have a sargent 14 and a Stanley no 40 1/2. They don’t follow the numbers
hows it going what was that noise in the background
Good video. I think I’d add the router.
Would it be ok to start with one Veritas Bevel-Up Jointer Plane nr 62 and a Veritas block plane? Or should I invest in something else? plx help.
Veritas makes a scraping plane that I really like. It makes scraping easy and you can sharpen it like a normal plane blade. I am not good at using a card scraper and this tool makes scraping so easy.
Thank you so much! Been agonising what to buy.
What about the Spokeshave Mat ?
Perfect – just what I needed. Thank you so much for making this vid! I’m off to shave some wood! 🙂
Hi matt I was pretty rude to you in a previous video. I was out of order and apologise. For your age your an impressive young man.
Which is best for making a door frame wider?
Nice video lad
Like the workbench? Watch me make it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXKYwM0f5WU&t
At 8:30 the cabinet scraper, is that also known as a spokeshave?
Good job Matt !
For referencing Pokémon, you get a like!
Man, if only I knew about those low angle planes when I bought my N°4. I’ve been using the 4 for basically everything, but it’s horrible on end grain. I might get one of those block planes if it makes finishing end grain easier.
Cheers Matt. Off to buy my first plane so.
Great video. Loved this!
Love your videos, thanks for all your suggestions.
The world seems split between the #4 and the low angle #5 as the goto starter plane. I prefer the #4. I’ve got a few block planes but really only use them for carpentry and fitting.
My question is, What about the bullnose?. Fantastic for rebates and drawer fitting.
Very good overview and recommendations.
Low angle jack no 5, is that the no 62?
Matt, I should post this on each of your videos, but it would be weird, wouldn’t it!
Yours are the best videos in this field! Great contents, great editing, always intetesting, never boring.
Many many thanks, mate!
Depends where you want to go.
What is the purpose of an adjustable mouth on a plane?
I know these vids are old, but damn that intro music is wayyyy too loud
Bro! This had all the info I needed! I’m a jeweler building a jewelry bench. Like jewelry it sounds like quality tools is always the way to go. I needed to know what I needed and why, with out it being overly confusing. Thank you!
Good job bro! On a confidence scale, I give you 9.999 out of 10…
You are the chef Ramsay of woodworking
Another benefit to a scraper plane:
I’m a luthier primarily. If you need to thickness figured stock, the scraper blade is fantastic. I also use a no. 62 with an iron regroups to make it a high angle plane for this job.
What about rabbet block plane instead of simple block plane?
NEED, can’t work without? None of them, you can plane with a piece of sandpaper stuck to a flat, straight board. What SHOULD you get as a new woodworker? A good quality no.4, then buy more as need dictates and/or you find them at the flea market. Any task that you’re gonna be doing as you’re just starting to dip your toes can be done at least adequately by a no.4, it is a great jack of all trades.
I agreed with your assessment on the bench planes with the exception of the #7, I didn’t hear you mention the #6 which is actually my choice as the step between the 5 1/2 an 8. Lots of information in short time. bravo.
why not just discuss wood shavings made of wood, that’s what is commonly used….
i miss anything about bowmaker planes all over the internet…
Beginning wood worker. Went to a high end woodworking store to get plane advice. They had non idea how to guide me. This was indispensable.