HTT030 – Scratch Stocks

On today’s show, I discuss two-piece chip breakers, smoothing plane setup for controlling tearout, when to use haunched tenons, troubleshooting a smoothing plane, and scratch stocks.


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Listener Questions

  • Hugo wants to know about the two-piece chip breakers on Millers Falls planes.
  • Dom is looking for some thoughts on setting up a smooth plane to prevent tearout.
  • Dave wants to know when to use a haunched mortise & tenon.
  • Jason needs to troubleshoot a #4 that wont take a shaving. I mentioned this video that I did on setting the mouth on an iron plane

Main Topic

Today’s main topic is all about scratch stocks.

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