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Handplane Fundamentals: Shoulder and Smoothing PlanesHow to set up and use a shoulder plane and smoothing plane.
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In this video series Fundamenatls of Handplanes with Mike Pekovich, he shows you how to set up and use two of his most used planes. The shoulder plane and the smoothing plane.
Videos in the Series
Handplane Fundamentals: Why You Need HandplanesOctober 4, 2016
Handplane Fundamentals: Grain, Tearout, and Blade AngleOctober 4, 2016
Handplane Fundamentals: SharpeningOctober 11, 2016
Handplane Fundamentals: The Block PlaneOctober 18, 2016
Handplane Fundamentals: Shoulder and Smoothing PlanesOctober 25, 2016
Handplane Fundamentals: The Jack PlaneNovember 1, 2016
Handplane Fundamentals: Special-Purpose PlanesNovember 8, 2016
Handplane Fundamentals: The Card ScraperNovember 15, 2016
Securing Work on the BenchNovember 29, 2016
Handplane Fundamentals: Prepping Furniture PartsDecember 6, 2016
Handplane Fundamentals: Flat and SmoothDecember 13, 2016
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Terrific series, Mike! Really helpful. Looking forward to the next installment. Keep up the great work, and thank you.
The video will not play. What is the application, please?
I'm not sure what you mean when you say "application". The video is playing fine for me. Maybe it was a temporary server error.
Thank you Mike for a great, informative series. I've learned a lot of nuances and new stuff, even though I've been using hand planes for a while.
Mike, thank you for an excellent review of the various planes. I really appreciate your "a matter of fact approach". I've been watching you for years and have not submitted a comment. You deserve more.
Mike, Great series! Can you demonstrate how to adjust the frog on the #4?
Thanks to the team at Fine Woodworking for this excellent series on handplanes. Ironically, much of the information presented was not new to me, but rather a review of principles and techniques I have already learned. Where did I learn them? Mainly through articles and videos from Fine Woodworking. Kudos to the FW team for putting all this information and education together in a polished, entertaining series of videos. Please keep them coming.
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