The Smoothing Plane

We just put up another video in our "Setting Up Shop" series. Joshua and I have been trading off working through the different elements of a hand-tool woodshop, and today I discuss the smoothing plane. This tool is a bit fussier to set up than the coarser fore plane, and works best honed razor-sharp with the cap iron set very close to the cutting edge. I talk about some of the nuances of proper setup, and make some of those wispy shavings that everyone loves. 



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