Here S Why Your Plane Doesn T Keep Cutting Into Your Shooting Board
Here s why your plane doesn t keep cutting into your shooting board is post about Uncategorized bookmarked by leon with ID 1989723632 was uploaded on 02-04-2019 and has been viewed 42,031 times.
From time to time, I demonstrate at Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Events.Typically, I drag along my shooting board, my saw hook, and my planing stop (along with a bunch of my hand tools) and show the folks there how I use them to make and fit small trays in a jewelry box.
Of course, I also answer questions while I'm there.And one question that I get asked a lot (and I mean by almost everyone) is why the plane doesn't continue to cut into the shooting board with every pass.
Of course, if it did do that there'd be no easy way to controll how much you were trimming from the end of your workpiece and you'd pretty quickly ruin the shooting board, too.There is a straightforward answer to the question and it was included in an article I recently wrote for Fine Woodworking ('Make Short Work of Small Parts,' #214, pp.
65-69).The answer I give in the article is dead on right, but I'd like to give the answer in a slightly different format, something more akin to how I answer the question when speaking to folks at the Lie-Nielsen shows.
I can't pick up a plane and my shooting board and explain the answer like I do there, so I've put together a few drawings to illustrate the same points...