Fore plane

Break Your Wide Board into Narrow Boards Flattening wide boards for case sides or table tops can be intimidating. In reality they usually don't need to be very flat at all, but when they do…

  Give It a Twist to Straighten Out the Grain Rift sawn lumber has the growth rings oriented between 30 and 60 degrees to the face. This results in beautiful straight grain on all 4…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/xusfazda9c?embedType=iframe&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 I sincerely apologize for the poor audio in this presentation. I cleaned it up as much as I could to remove the static but it is far below my usual quality. I debated even…

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…

  Saving Wood or Saving Time? Who doesn't love resawing right? You take a thicker board and make 2 thinner ones. It sounds like the perfect solution to all our problems right? Right? Maybe not.…

  The blanket chest is pretty timeless and has been around for centuries if not millennia. This build will focus on a late 18th Century to early 19th century rural American version that southern colonists…

  If you don't know how the board is shaped now, how will we ever get it flat? You have to read the high spots and focus on only those until you get a board…

Turning the Column This is the central element to the whole table and getting this shape just right is what it is all about. In this video I will show you how this process can…

The people voted and overwhelmingly decided on the the version of this pedestal table from the Hancock Shaker Village in New Lebanon, NY. In this part I use a photograph to derive dimensions and create…

  This is one of those parts of a project where you feel the hard work is done and the rest will fly by. The reality is that these fine details right after joinery is…

Off we go on our final project build.  I'll be honest there are easier projects I could have chosen to do, but this is such a necessity in a hand tool shop to keep things…

  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…

In English cabinetmaker shops, the scrub plane was not found. Instead a larger plane with a heavily cambered iron was used called the Fore plane. Supposedly because it was used before any other. In today's…