|Review by PittsburghTim||posted 02-17-2013 03:30 PM||2200 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I have purchased several woodworking videos in the past and have been generally pleased, but this one was very helpful. I knew a number of the things from reading other sources, but see it first hand takes some of the remaining mystery out of it for me. I like Chris’ sense of humor and value his opinion on tools and such.
This video is great for someone who does not have much experience with tuning up a plane an nobody around to teach them. He takes you from the purchase of a used plane including both good and bad things for which to look. Then you are taken through the necessary steps to clean, true, sharpen, and set up a hand plane. Finally, he gives some tips to take a plane to the highest level.
After watching the video this past week, I went to the shop and went at it with a Millers Falls No. 8 smoothing plane that I had picked up at an auction last summer. Following his advice, I was able to get this plane cutting very fine, consistent shavings not just from soft pine, but from oak as shown in the photo. The results are fantastic, as the plane had never been tuned and would not cut anything like this before the tune-up.
I can’t wait to tune up some more planes that I have been picking up.
Thanks for reading,
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