5 Tips For Aspiring Plane Makers
5 tips for aspiring plane makers is post about Uncategorized bookmarked by darrell with ID 1875319151 was uploaded on 28-03-2019 and has been viewed 423,168 times.
One of the first things I learned at College of the Redwoods (after sharpening) was how to build a wooden handplane.I remember one of our instructors, Greg Smith, saying something to the effect of, 'It would be really good if your first one came out great.
' My first plane, an all-purpose smoother, could charitably be called tolerable, if all of your other tools were on fire.Luckily, I wasn't so discouraged by the first one that I swore off wood planes forever, and, figuring that chances were slim (although not by any means impossible) that I could build a worse plane, I attempted a second plane, this time a round-bottom coopering plane.
As luck would have it, I did, in fact, manage to make a crummier plane than the first one, and I ended up borrowing one from instructor Michael Burns to start and finish the cabinet I had planned...