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How to extend the end grain to gain a consistent plane using a block plane; get professional tips and advice from an expert on carpentry tools in this free home improvement video. Expert: Jon Olson Bio: Jon Olson currently teaches multiple industrial technology classes at the high school level. In addition, he has worked in residential construction for several years. Filmmaker: Jon Olson
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4 Responses to “How to Use a Block Plane : Extending End Grain with a Block Plane”

  1. labrat7357 says:

    Camber is fine with smoothers and jacks. But when it comes to a Block plane, a fore plane or a jointer the edge should be square. Different planes have different uses. Even on a smoother the camber is only a few thou at the edge and a couple of extra strokes on the corners with extra finger pressure.Do too much and you will end up hogging out huge amounts of timber leaving a real rustic look to it. Do a lot of research before you alter your edges.It’s all to do with tiny changes at the edge.

  2. labrat7357 says:

    The old addage of “two hands for beginners ” in never more true than when applying a block plane to end grain.One hand may be fine for easing the edge of of a board but at all other times the block plane should be considered a two handed tool. Even a narrow edge is best done with two hands. you simply have better control and that gives a better result.

  3. jameslove959 says:

    That’s really cool. I’m just starting to get comfortable setting up and using old hand planes. I’ve always wondered how to plane the end grain without tearout. Gonna try this! Thanks a bunch! By the way, I just learned about camber and so I resharpened my planes with a slight camber including my Stanley block plane. The difference is amazing. Do you camber your block plane?

  4. jakenzi357 says:

    are you on drugs?

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