Sharpen and Set Up Handplanes like a PRO! This video brought to you by Great Courses Plus

Sharp doesn’t cut it. After you get your plane sharp, you need to learn to set it up, and handplane setup and tuning tips are what we’ll cover in this video! Setting the blade, body position for consistent results, and getting a consistent shaving. If you’re not getting the results you want from your handplanes, it’s likely due to a sharpening or setup problem. Even inexpensive planes can be made to function significantly better with a simple understanding of how to sharpen and set up handplanes. You don’t have to buy an expensive sharpening system to get a nice edge either, whether you’re using waterstones, oil stones, diamond plates or sandpaper, the basics of a scary sharp blade are a flat back and raising a burr across the entire leading edge of the blade. Let’s get grandpa’s Stanley hand planes making perfect curly shavings again by learning to freehand sharpen and set up your planes!
Learn to sharpen by watching part one of this video:
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