Quick Tip- Hand Plane Setting

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Blog entry by bigchopperoo posted 07-25-2010 10:18 AM 2099 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a quick video on an easy setting for your hand plane blade after you’ve removed it to sharpen.

-- Chad Stanton, Big Chopperoo

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#1 posted 07-25-2010 12:44 PM

Thanks chad, looks logical. I’ll have to give that a try.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 07-25-2010 04:42 PM

I never though of measuring depth of cut with paper, great tip chad.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#3 posted 07-25-2010 10:34 PM

and if it´s a shoulderplane or a smoothing plane
it shuold be thin officepaper then you proppebly
hit the set in first try


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#4 posted 07-27-2010 12:03 AM

Great tip! I just read in Wood Magazine about using paper to tweak hole depths on a drill press rather than trying to reset the machine. Let’s hear it for paper jigs!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#5 posted 07-28-2010 06:33 AM

good one chad. keep em coming.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#6 posted 08-11-2010 07:15 PM

Would have never thought of this. I need to use my planes more!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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