Jointer Plane

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…

Precise Milling of Boards with Sketchy Dovetails Dovetailing the case of this chest is a good place to start since the internal dimensions of it dictate the sizes of everything we make from here on…

Figure Out the Steps to Work Most Efficiently This chapter of the project gets overlooked a lot but I think it is a key element that turns your project from good to great. We talk…

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…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/766bv66trl?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Sometimes You Can't Saw the Board Any Shorter Jointing longs edges are done with Jointer planes right? Yes...with a but. The Jointer plane is an unruly beast and can actually more easily give you…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/94tenws2wx?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 It is a Compromise Between a Flat and Curved Blade The medium use planes like Jacks and Jointers are used to flatten out surfaces and do the majority of the in between work of…

  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.…

  A Bevel Makes Glue Up Easier Match planing makes the angle of your edge irrelevant when you are making a panel. It simplifies the process but it is not idiot proof. I started introducing…

  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…

  The Design The classic 4 poster bed is beautiful but not very functional in the modern home. The need for bed draperies to stay warm and bug free just isn't applicable today so most…

This part of the build will wrap up the actual construction. This time I will create the panel for the top, cut it into an 18" round, then shape a moulded edge. I will create…

In this installment, I tackle a monster resaw to convert a 12/4x22x55 slab of Walnut into 3 1" slices so I can create my table top and 2 leaves. Obviously, you don't need a big…

  This video covers just about all the joinery and by the end I have an assembled undercarriage to the table. The simplicity of table design means they are great projects for the beginner but…

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…

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…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/idbarupumx?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Project Introduction Rough Dimensioning Planing 1st Face Planing 1st Edge Marking Thickness Planing 2nd Face Planing 2nd Edge Layout the Rabbet Chopping the Rabbet Smoothing the Rabbet Fitting the Inlay Clean…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/bmxw5so017?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Why Hand Tools? Setting Up the Workshop The Workbench Sharpening Station The Tools Sharpening Taking Your First Steps Congratulations on taking the next step to being a better woodworker!  This lesson…

The jointer plane is used to flatten and true a surface. In the past it may have been known as a trying plane because it flattened and squared faces making them "tried and true". These…