Fixing a Damaged Handplane Sole
How to fix a handplane that has a nick in its sole.
In this video Philip C. Lowe, the founder of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, shows how to repair the damaged sole of a handplane. This video is part of a series with Lowe in which he answers questions from readers and members about choosing, sharpening, and using handplanes.
Philip C. Lowe was a long-time woodworker, who got his first taste of of the craft while serving in the Navy. He went on to become one of the most respected and well-known instructors in the country and operated his own school, the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts. Lowe passed away in January 2021. FWW published a tribute to him in issue #288 (April 2021). He made this video workshop in 2012.
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