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Forum topic by kaerlighedsbamsen posted 202 days ago 1152 views 7 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kaerlighedsbamsen

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202 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: plane chaip braker

Found this video that shows how a hand plane works filmed through a microscope: http://vimeo.com/41372857
It is a bit long and nerdy but has some intersting conclutions on how a chip braker shoud be used. Worth a look!

How do you adjust your planes?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda


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#1 posted 202 days ago

Interesting and new info for me but as a newbie everything is new. I look forward to input by the more experienced members. Thank for sharing this video.

-- There's a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen

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#2 posted 202 days ago

Wow! Great video with excellent information. Thanks for sharing that. My most special tool happens to be the James Krenov plane that my darling wife got for me a few years ago. Made by the hands of The Master.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab. http://www.trimandcraft.ca/

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#3 posted 202 days ago

Great you guys liked it!
Nindwood: Lucky, lucky you!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#4 posted 202 days ago

I did some testing after I watched it a while ago. http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/30376

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 202 days ago

The video assumes that the throat is very wide. I really enjoyed seeing the effect of the chip breaker differences.
The work and careful study that Don has so generously done for us includes this very important factor (throat gap) and I love the watercolor drawings he used to clearly illustrate this point.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#6 posted 202 days ago

I can’t believe I just watched a 17 1/2 minute video of producing shavings, which’ audio was in japanese … But it was great! Basically what that tells me is that if I need to go againbst the grain I should have more dedicated planes, because I can’t accurately make these changes.

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#7 posted 202 days ago

If loving this video is wrong then I don’t want to be right. I think I am a wood geek.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#8 posted 202 days ago

DonW: Just read some of your blog on planes. So much great onformation there that i have to come back later for more info. Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#9 posted 200 days ago

Check this: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/55965
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 200 days ago

Hell i wasnt such a 1. mover as i thought there.. Great thread and great read. Thanks Mads!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#11 posted 200 days ago

Laugh, this site is so big now that we can easily have several.
Just thought there were some good info.
And as human beings we need to reinvent the wheel to keep it rolling once we start thinking.
Just think of how many how to make a cutting board or restore and hand plane here.
In some how we are all beginners, just on different levels.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#12 posted 200 days ago

So true: We are all beginners..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#13 posted 200 days ago

Great video. Thanks for the link.

-- John

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#14 posted 198 days ago

Thanks Kaerlighedsbamsen, Don W and Mads for all the links ! After almost 10 years of woodworking, I finally understand WHY we need to adjust the chip breaker & throat ! As the wood shavings exit the plane, we want to bend them just right so they can exert a light downwards pressure against the next stretch of wood being cut. It’s the same idea as setting the feather board just a little shy of the first teeth on the table saw. I just never thought of it that way. Thanks LJ !

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#15 posted 198 days ago

kaerlighedsbamsen, now you see there were a reason for your post!
I love LJ.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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