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How to Use a Stanley 45 Combination Plane to Cut Grooves

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Blog entry by WoodAndShop posted 05-10-2014 01:47 PM 1895 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com)

I shot the above Video at Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School (original blog post is here). Bill Anderson shows how to properly use a Stanley 45 Combination Plane to cut a simple groove for use in a dovetail box or many other uses.

Bill shows the basic parts of the combination plane and how to adjust them.

You’ll learn how to hold the Stanley 45 combination plane to get a consistent groove, and how to avoid misshaped grooves.

You can find vintage Stanley 45 and Stanley 55 combination planes, parts, & cutters here:

-Search for Stanley 45 combination planes on ebay
-Search for Stanley 55 combination planes on ebay

Thanks for checking this out! What other skills would you like to learn?

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-- Joshua Farnsworth - Free Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking Tutorials: http://WoodAndShop.com



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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 05-10-2014 01:54 PM

Bill, the comment on typically reaching depth at the far end first is spot on. There’s always a bit of work to do on the piece that’s closest to you by running just a few more passes. And that’s where you have the least sole in advance of the cutter. Always fun!

Great video and presentation, thanks for posting!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#2 posted 05-10-2014 03:13 PM

Smitty, thanks for your comment. I’ll pass this along to Bill.

-- Joshua Farnsworth - Free Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking Tutorials: http://WoodAndShop.com

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#3 posted 05-10-2014 05:36 PM

Nice video, thanks for posting.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#4 posted 05-10-2014 07:25 PM

You’re welcome Jorge!

-- Joshua Farnsworth - Free Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking Tutorials: http://WoodAndShop.com

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#5 posted 05-11-2014 04:08 PM

Great tool usage information

-- Norman

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