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.
Using this single plane you can go from rough sawn lumber to a finish ready board and when you add an extra blade sharpened with a curve you make that work even faster!
In this 50 minute HD video, (edited from a Apprentice Live 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.
Included in this Video:
- How to Set Up and Use the Plane
- How Additional Blades and Extend the Use of the Jack Plane
- How to Sharpen Those Additional Blades
- How to Mill a Board from Rough Sawn to Finish Ready
- PLUS you gain access to the School Tool Library and Community Forum