Handplane Basics: A
Better Way to Use Bench Planes DVD
With Christopher Schwarz
planes are the most fundamental handplanes in your shop, they also are the most
vexing. Ask two woodworkers how to choose, set up and use your bench planes and
you'll get three answers.
of historical research and practical bench experience, Editor Christopher
Schwarz has found a way to simplify the convoluted bench plane system so you
can think for yourself when it comes to these tools. After viewing this DVD
you'll know how to select the right size plane for your work. You'll know how
to sharpen and set it up so it does the job at hand. And you'll learn how to
use the plane so you make perfectly flat and gleaming panels (with the minimum
amount of effort).
doesn't simply spout off a new idiosyncratic way to work with bench planes.
Instead Schwarz explains how all the systems work so you can immediately see
their strengths and weaknesses and exploit them so you'll do better work.
Basics" puts into practice all of the principles explained in the story
of Three" in this issue of Woodworking Magazine and dives further
into the topics of sharpening, setup and use. If you are confused or frustrated
by your bench planes, this DVD is just the ticket.