If you have a power jointer, and flatten board faces on it, you might think that knowing how to do this task by hand is useless, antiquated knowledge. However, there are several reasons why I recommend you learn this valuable skill.
Match planing is a method whereby two boards are placed face-to-face and their mating edges are planed simultaneously. If you aren’t familiar with the technique, allow me to present you with a crash course.
On today’s show, I discuss jointing really long boards, making curved moldings by hand, using thinner lumber to make a thick workbench top, rounding the corners of plane irons, and starting a woodworking related side business.
On today’s show, I discuss tools for working with green wood, spring joints, cambering plane irons without a grinder, and the traditional names and setups for the bench planes.
On today’s show, I discuss edge jointing, workbench tool trays, cupping boards, building a saw on a budget, and nails for building furniture.