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Philip C. LoweBeverly, Mass.
The founder of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts answers eight questions from readers about choosing, sharpening, and using hand planes.Read More
What are the first two or three planes a woodworker should own?PLAY 1
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Ed Harrison Meridian, Miss.
How do I camber a plane iron, and what’s the right amount of camber?PLAY 3
Andrew Homan Burlington, Vt.
I ran over a brad with a smoothing plane and nicked the sole. How do I repair the damage?PLAY 4
Kevin Barnard Via the Internet
What’s the proper mouth opening between the plane blade and the sole?PLAY 5
David Brumsickle Via the Internet
What plane do you use for smoothing difficult grain?PLAY 6
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How do you keep a scraper plane from chattering?PLAY 7
Malcolm Granberry Via the Internet
Can you demonstrate how to level a wide panel with a hand plane?PLAY 8
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