Block plane

Skill Builder for Precise Planing or Paring Derrick is building a Senet board game and wanted to make half of the pieces into little pyramids instead columns. I wanted to highlight this rather specific project…

  Did You Know the Block Plane is a Turning Tool? First let me say that mastery (even competence) of the skew chisel will allow you to wonderful things on the lathe. Using a block…

  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…

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…

  All the planning and fiddling around with joinery and creature comforts mean nothing if this toolbox doesn't do it's job on the job site. So when I originally decided to build a tool box…

In this session I address a general question about block planes. How I use them, which ones to get, etc. You can also find more information about block planes in the tool library. Next I…

  Welcome to our second project of semester 2.  This time we discuss a little history of the form and then get right into sizing parts and cutting joinery.  You will quickly find that small…

The Block plane is said to have originally gotten that moniker because it was used by butchers to clean and level their chopping blocks.  How true this is I'm not sure, but there is no…