A local newspaper reporter was interviewing the owner if the woodshop for a human-interest piece.
“So,” she asked, “how many people work here?”
“Oh,” he said, thinking, “Maybe half of them.”
WHY USE A HAND PLANE?
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If all of your woodworking has been done with nothing but power tools, and done successfully, you may wonder why you should bother learning to master the use of woodworking hand tools.
In this video, Tom Caspar provides a dose of reality on why hand planes are beneficial to use and even performs some tasks better than power tools. He provides some compelling reasons to try hand planing on portions of your next woodworking project.
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7 Common Planing Mistakes
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Hand Plane Basics – 7 Common Mistakes. In this video Rob covers the 7 common mistakes folks make when learning to hand plane.
A woodworking friend of mine shared this video by Ralph Chapman with me that helped him set up his workshop.
The video explains the benefits of Ralph Chapman’s guide about setting up an affordable workshop and avoiding the most common mistakes offers to anyone interested in woodworking.
How to Use a Hand Plane | Ask This Old House
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Tom demonstrated several types of hand plane, including bench planes, shouldering planes, and block planes. He also showed a sharpening stone for sharpening plane blades. The planes and sharpening stones are available at hardware stores, home centers, and specialty woodworking stores.
Learn to use your hand plane!
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Watch me a teach a brand-new woodworker to set up and use a plane.