Sharpening & Setting up Handplanes- No Jigs! This video brought to you by SimpliSafe!
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, or diamond plates, the basics of a sharp blade are a flat back and raising a burr across the entire leading edge of the blade. Plane irons are actually one of the easiest things to learn to sharpen freehand, it just takes a little practice. Locking your wrists, tucking your elbows, and centering yourself over the work is the first step. Sharpening bench planes has carried a lot of mystery for far too long, let’s get grandpa’s Stanley hand planes making perfect curly shavings again by learning to freehand sharpen! After you get your plane sharp, you need to learn to set it up, and handplane setup and tuning tips are coming up in the next video. Stay tuned!

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