The Stanley #5 plane is colloquially called the Jack plane because it is a competent plane for many different tasks. I have often stated that it can be the only plane you use and this fact is a great solace for those just starting out with hand tools. Just one plane to buy and figure out takes a lot of stress out of the equation and quickly gets you working wood.
In this 50 minute video, (edited from a live Apprentice Session) I show how specifically a Bevel Up Jack plane (but a regular Jack works too) can be used to take a rough sawn board all the way to sparkling smooth finish ready surface.
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