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It’s a common misconception among budding woodworkers, that a new handplane is ready to use out of the box. The fact is however, that most aren’t. A new handplane requires a good going over, not to mention sharpening and honing. In this video tutorial, woodworker Tommy MacDonald demonstrates his techniques for setting up a new handplane, including tips on:
Get Sharp—FastAnd for more information on how to properly hone your handplane irons, be sure to catch Lie-Nielsen sharpening guru Deneb Puchalski’s article from Fine Woodworking #213.
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