How to Setup a Hand Plane

In this video, I show you how to Setup a Plane in order to produce beautiful fine shavings and a nice, smooth finish on your work. Although this isn't the only method of setting up a plane, this is an essential skill that every woodworker should be able to do regardless of their type of work. If you want to know more about the planes I own, have a look at my planes on kit.

This lessons objectives:

  • How to assemble and setup a plane
  • How to centre the blade
  • Why skewing the blade is useful
  • How to account for backlash

If you're still struggling to produce a shaving after watching this video, it is most likely because your plane is blunt. Watch this video to learn How to Get a Stupidly Sharp edge on a Plane Blade.

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