How a Handplane Cuts
Learn how a handplane cuts, and how to achieve beautiful, thin shavings with your own tools.
To get a handplane to cut effectively, a woodworker needs to understand the basic mechanics of how a plane cuts. In this short video, furniture maker Garrett Hack explains how a handplane generates a shaving as well as a number of other aspects of the tool including: bed angles, adjustable throat openings, bevel up vs. bevel down planes, and a whole lot more.
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- Camber: The Secret to Perfect Planing – Crown your smoothing plane blade, and say good-bye to sandpaper
- Planing Difficult Grain – With a well-tuned plane and the right approach, tackling tricky figure doesn’t mean sanding all day