Glad to have my workbench in a usable state, so I thought I’d make the first video for this blog series.
In this blog entry, I will be using my Stanley #45 plane to cut a groove along the face of a board.
For the purpose of this example I am using a scrap piece of pine.
I am using a 1/2” cutter, and have the depth stop set up for 3/8”, as well as the fence 3/8” away from the edge of the cutter.
I am using the second skate in addition to the main body for this. This is not necessarily required for a cutter that is this narrow, according to some of what I read, but I find that it helps me to keep the plane perpendicular to the work piece. Anything wider than 1/2”, and I would recommend using the skate, as it prevents the cutter from twisting. In harder woods, I would also recommend using the second skate on cutters 1/4” wide and larger.
The #45 is set up with the short rods as opposed to the long rods. There is nothing stopping a person from using the long rods, I just prefer to use the short ones when I can.
The knickers are not required, nor recommended for working along the grain.
And of course, the video on the subject.
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Thanks for checking it out. I look forward to creating the rest of the videos I hope to make.