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Hand plane basics #1: Hand plane basics part 1

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Blog entry by kosta posted 03-25-2009 07:15 PM 2880 reads 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4webO10KjzE
Yo whats up everybody In this video I go over how to plane down a board with not a lot of tools but make it look like you spent hours and lots of money. If you get a block plane, bench plane, and a jointer plane I guarantee that you will make your milling process a lot faster and a lot easier. I also go over how to hold a hand plane and how to start and end your cuts. I go over how to stand and how to transfer your weight. www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/



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John Gray

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#1 posted 03-25-2009 07:48 PM

I watched the you tube thing while it was OK I think what you really need is a woodworking vise. :-)

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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kosta

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#2 posted 03-25-2009 07:53 PM

Yea i do what kind do you recommend

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Francisco Luna

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#3 posted 03-25-2009 08:34 PM

Is this a joke?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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kosta

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#4 posted 03-25-2009 08:36 PM

what

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 03-25-2009 08:56 PM

you say that you start your milling with a jointer plane- then a bench plane – then a smoother?
from my experience you start with a bench plane/jack plane/scrub plane to take off high spots, then you use the jointer to flatten the board, then a smoother to smooth it out.

Also you mention that there is a bench plane, and a jack plane, and a smooth plane…. both smooth plane and jack plane ARE bench planes… just of different sizes.

Seems like you’re putting a whole lot of effort trying to work that board with a block plane, where a bench plane would be the one to use…

you also mention that your second and thirt and forth choice of a hand plane would be x y and z, but then you clearly say that you don’t have your 2nd, 3rd…. but you do have your 7th priority … just seems out of place- I’d edit that part out as it’s inconstructive to the video educational value.

Other than that – nice video. nicely put together…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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kosta

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#6 posted 03-25-2009 09:35 PM

yea well I dont have the money to buy even a $30 dollor bench plane so all of those were gicen to me by my grandfather but if I find a good cheap bench plane then I will buy it. If I had the money then I would have bought a bench plane first a block plane second a jointer third and a smoother fourth but I dont have the money so I have to make do with what I have

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 03-25-2009 09:58 PM

not trying to knit-pick or anything – but your last comment says you’d bought a bench plane FIRST, and a block plane SECOND, but in your video you say it the other way around (if my memory serves me right). I understand that you might not be abel to afford planes at the moment – and that is a fair case. but the more important comments were regarding your naming conventions, strategies, and techniques which might not be in line with proper/standard hand plane usage. now – if it was just for fun – thats all good, but I’m considering the possibility that someone new might see this post, and take it as “THE” way to do things- which might confuse some people.

All I’m saying is that with posting tutorials and training online – there should be some responsibility. personally I’d add a disclaimer that “this is how I do things… maybe not the way it should be done, but it works for me” ... that usually clears a lot of confusion.

how is the restoration on that smooth plane going? (PS.. you can use a smooth plane as a regular bench plane, not necessarily for smoothing purposes only)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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John in SD

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#8 posted 03-25-2009 10:41 PM

Hang in there ,Kosta….....WE all have had to go through the plane orientation …..
and PurpLev has some good info for ya.

-- Life used to be soooo much simpler!!!!

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davidroberts

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#9 posted 03-26-2009 06:52 AM

yo yo yo dog. love that southern accent. like john said, hang in there. you’ve got the will to go for it. i commend you on that part. not many young men interested in an old man’s hobby. glad to see you aboard. wish i had of started at your age.

peace out bro

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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kiwi1969

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#10 posted 03-26-2009 09:02 AM

Aside from the fact I can,t understand a word you,re saying ( joke) I think you,ve done really well with the tools you have .Take any criticism constructively and take note of any advice given and you,ll go a long way. Purplevs raised some good points. Just keep doin, what your doin, and best of luck.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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jcees

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#11 posted 03-26-2009 07:49 PM

Kudos for going with what you got to gitterdun! Bravo!

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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kosta

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#12 posted 03-27-2009 10:40 PM

purplev just wanted to say something I had a lot of coffee that day and I don’t even remember what I said but thanks for commenting I know that a bench plane or a block plane would be on first on my list of choices but I know in the video I said that a block plane would be my first choice but That was before I read fin woodworkings hand tool basics and realized that a bench plane would be first on my list. The plane restoration is coming along real good but it is not finished yet probably in about 2 days it will be finished.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Francisco Luna

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#13 posted 03-27-2009 11:16 PM

I can’t wait!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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kosta

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#14 posted 03-28-2009 03:17 AM

oh david roberts im from brooklyn new york thats the first time someone said that I was from the south

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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