How to get a new handplane ready for work. Even if we re not at the level of taking gossamer thin shavings with a smoothing plane there s a good chance we re knocking the corners off the edges of a board with a block plane without a second thought.
According to woodcraft all are patterned after vintage stanley bedrock style planes.
Hand plane reviews fine woodworking. The block plane is probably the one hand tool that inspires the least amount of fear but maybe the least amount of excitement as well. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. I recently examined the complete line.
Woodpeckers shop upgrade giveaway enter now for your chance to win more than 2 000 worth of woodworking equipment from woodpeckers. Rockler s new handplanes chris gochnour tested four of rockler s new high end handplanes a no. Some also trim dadoes and grooves if narrow enough to fit in the channel.
Our biweekly podcast allows editors authors and special guests to answer your woodworking questions and connect with the online woodworking community. Four bench planes ranging in size from no. If there is one handplane that every woodworker should have it is the smoothing plane.
4 smoothing plane a low angle jack plane a block plane and a three in one shoulder plane. It is in essence a finishing tool stepping in. Woodcraft is offering a new line of hand planes made in china that carry their own wood river trademark.
Watch the video on how to choose the right smoothing plane. From fine woodworking 219. The reason i did feel like i needed to write this up is because the jointer plane is an often overlooked hand tool and the low angle jointer plane even more so.
Small shoulder planes measure 5 8 to 3 4 wide while larger ones go up to 1 1 4 wide. Cutting angles vary from 40 where it acts like a block plane peeling off ultrathin curly shavings to 85 paring off stubble like whisps like a scraper plane. The 7 1 2 is 22 long which was surprisingly large stanley low angle jack plane in second picture for comparison and is a bevel up low angle.
From fine woodworking live 2017. 6 and a low angle block plane. A new high quality handplane is a great addition to your shop but no matter how much you pay it won t be ready to work right out of the box.