Hand Planes

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  • Easier Handplaning with a Guide Block
    If you’re new to surfacing or jointing lumber by hand using handplanes, you’ve probably already realized that this can be a tricky endeavor to execute successfully.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    January 15, 2014
    Sharpening Plane Irons 101
    Sharpening is perhaps one of the most intimidating, misunderstood aspects of woodworking. Fact is, most folks who think they’re working with sharp plane irons or chisels, aren’t.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    October 3, 2013
    Quick Trick for Jointing Boards by Hand
    Eventually, as most budding woodworkers progress up the technique ladder, they'll reach a point where the siren song of handplanes just can't be ignored.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    August 14, 2013
    Secure Your Work for Easier Handplaning
    Eventually, every budding woodworker will begin to wonder about handplanes. For some reason, these age-old tools hold a place of reverence in most woodworker’s tool collections.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    September 20, 2012
    Keep Your Hand Tools From Hurting You
    When you hear “woodworking safety,” you probably think of power tools, but hand tools can draw blood, too.
    by Matthew Berger - author |
    December 8, 2010
    Sharpening Basics
    An affordable method for keeping your planes and chisels sharp
    by Asa Christiana - editor, fine woodworking magazine |
    November 3, 2010
    Handplaning 101
    The basics of handplaning a flat, smooth, and straight surface
    by Chris_Gochnour - author |
    November 3, 2010
    Tame Handplane Tearout
    Paying attention to grain is critical
    by Asa Christiana - editor, fine woodworking magazine |
    November 2, 2010
    How to Sharpen a Handplane Iron
    When most folks begin to get serious in woodworking, they inevitably reach a point where the seductive handplane beckons.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    September 15, 2010
    Handplane Primer: What's the difference between bench and block planes?
    Demystifying the differences between hand planes
    by MKenney - member |
    September 15, 2010
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