Hand planing

How to Hold Thin Stock Building small boxes or any smaller project means you will end up with narrow and short pieces but especially thin stock. Being able saw and plane these small parts requires…

This office hours covered quite a few topics from sawing to shooting, planing, and plane restoration. Lots of good questions, I love it when you guys keep me busy in these sessions. Miter Shooting The…

The Apprentice Resources First let me apologize for the smudged camera lens. While editing this I was so confused about why the focus was off on camera 1. Turns out I need to make sure…

  Many Sizes, but One Will Work For Now Hand planes attract a lot of people to this style of woodworking. But usually I find that many acquire too many planes too fast and this…

  Long Grain or Cross Grain First? Adding a bevel to the bottom edge of a table top makes a great design statement. It creates a delicate profile while still allowing for greater thickness and…

  Know Your Knots to Know What Not To Do Rarely will you find a board that is completely free of defects like knots. We can cut around them and get the parts we need…

  Save Your Back and Get Flatter Boards I won't be the last person to compare planing to Tai Chi nor am I the first. Hand planing is really all about working from the legs…

  When to Smooth Isn't Always Obvious I think the biggest mistakes we make is not thinking ahead enough on our projects. We have all been in the situation where you suddenly realize chopping a…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/vxpyk22qpu?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 5 Methods to Avoid Spelching If you have picked up a plane and put it to wood, you have encountered spelching. It infuriating as it always comes where you least need it. The good…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/eua3nukont?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Milling a Moving Target Technically removing the twist from a board is just the same as planing any old board. Remove the high spot and blend everything into a flat surface. But the problem…

  At least once a week someone contacts me stating that their boards are always thinner at the far end of the planing stroke. It’s simple enough to say this is a problem solved with…

In this live session I address 2 questions. The first about a saw that won't cut straight. This may be one of the only instances where you can actually blame the tool, not the woodworker…

 I tried to leave this session open for questions from the chatroom and it turned into a discussion about tear out and eliminating it. Fortunately I have several scenarios sent in via email and I…

In this demonstration I talk about how to adapt your Jack Plane (#5) to handle every task in milling boards for a project. Any Jack plane will suffice, but I think the bevel up models…

 I only got one email question, but there was pretty short notice so I'm hoping that next month there will be more to address. At the same time, in my own verbose way, I managed…

  3 Board Case Studies Flattening a Long Board Flattening a Wide Panel Flattening a Wide & Long Board Flattening a Long Board Now that you guys have been working by hand for a bit…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/bpxicr6c2l?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Lesson Introduction Reading the Grain Dealing with Knots Controlling Tear Out Figured Woods Planing Technique Scrub vs Fore Plane Preparing to Plane a Board Flattening a Sample Board Elminating Twist Squaring…