The Valuable, Versatile No. 4
Learn tips and techniques on using the versatile No. 4 smoothing plane from a furniture master
One of furniture maker Garrett Hack’s favorite handplanes—the venerable No. 4—is a versatile workshop workhorse. In this short video, Hack offers tips on handplane set-up, eliminating backlash when setting the depth of cut, and basic techniques. You’ll learn why skewing the tool when planing a board results in a smoother, slicing cut as well as how to apply pressure to the tool appropriately, for maximum effectiveness.