Pound for pound, no hand tool in the shop packs in more value than the block plane. Its compact size makes it great for trimming parts flush, breaking edges, and shaping and smoothing both curved and straight pieces. Learn how to use your block plane and take your furniture making to the next level. Photos: Asa Christiana
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